This isn't a major trip I realize but there might be some that spend time on here that have dreams of cruising with a larger boat
but only have a smaller one at the moment. I have both but don't have Ruth with me any longer so taking the larger boat
out for the moment has been put on hold. I still wanted to get back on the water
as the last trip with either boat was in 2011 and we had only been working on the Endeavour
since then and at 71 I'm not getting any younger so had better do the things I still feel are important.
With that in mind I decided I could take a trip on the Macgregor
since it would be eaiser for me to singlehand and I know her. I orginally had thought about the west coast
again and then the Keys again also but longer this time. So I had pulled the Macgregor
back down to the yard in Florida
where the Endeavour
is with a short stay in the hospital in Dallas for a pace maker after passing out while driving. At the yard I lived in the Endeavour while spending time finishing mods I had started at home on the Mac and had a followup Dr. visit. Also at the yard (Charlotte Harbor Boat Storage) I started thinking about the Bahamas
since a lot of people who keep boats there make that trip almost yearly.
I got the Mac done and in the water
and took off down Florida's west coast
and over to the Keys with the idea of going if I got my nerve up. I had my passport so nothing was stopping me except myself. I got up to north Key Largo
and a weather
window that was almost perfect opened up so I went. Since then I've had some rather exciting weather
days when I should of waited another day or so.
I made it down to Georgetown
and I'm working my way back at the moment planning on being in Florida around the first of June. I'm at Little Farmer Cay now and have internet
so thought I'd jump on here and post a link to my trip report that I'm updating when I have Internet
This for sure isn't a trip everyone with a small boat
should take and I'm not trying to encourage one to do so (read about that on the link above), but hope that it might help someone if they do. When I get some updates to the trip I'll try and post that on here when I have Internet,