Day 9, June 4, 2017- After filling up our fuel tanks at the Marina on Chub Cay we headed over to Whale Cay. We Hauled anchor around 11:30am and dropped anchor at 12:25pm. (Traveled 5nm)
Day 8, June 3, 2017- We hauled anchor from Cat Cay at 6:20am and headed over to Chub Cay. This is the longest trip we have taken thus far motor sailing into the wind and away from scattered squalls to travel a long 75nm. We pulled into Chub Cay at 6:30pm. (Traveled 75nm)
Day 7, June 1,2017- After several days finishing up projects and provisioning we hauled anchor at 6:20a.m. to depart No Name Harbor on Key Biscayne to head out across the Gulf Stream over to the Bahamas. Seas were 2-3 feet and winds 10-15 ESE. We had an uneventful crossing other than Milan getting sea sick towards the end of the journey. We arrived at Cat Cay around 3pm and cleared customs. (Traveled 48nm)
Day 6, May 26, 2017- We hauled anchor at 11:30am to head out of the Fort Lauderdale inlet and head south down to Miami. The winds were light most of the day 7-10 knots and the seas were a calm 2 feet. First sail for the kids! It was a 20nm sail down and had to go 3 miles offshore to avoid US Navy operations. We arrived at No Name Harbor in Key Biscayne and dropped anchor at 5:30pm. (Traveled 30nm)
Day 5, May 21, 2017- We moved the vessel to Las Olas and grabbed a mooring ball. We picked up the kids and Heather and brought them down to be full- time aboard the boat.
Day 4, May 20, 2017 - We hauled anchor and left Lake Worth inlet around 8:20a.m. to encounter 3-4 foot swells and beautiful weather to head down to Fort Lauderdale. We arrived around 6p.m. and waited a few minutes for the 17th street bridge and anchored in Lake Sylvia. (Traveled 47nm)
Day 3, May 19, 2017 - Todays weather forecasts were for 3-4 foot waves and 15-20 knots of wind. With showers in the a.m. We hauled up anchor in Lake Worth at 9:30a.m. when skies were clear. We went out of the inlet and were met by mostly 6-8 foot waves with some 10-13 and after a short ride south we decided to head back in and not undergo 7-8 hours of beating. We have some projects to do on the boat and decided to head up a little bit north to a better anchorage in walking distance of West Marine and Publix.
Day 2, May 17, 2017 - Today we checked the weather and based on milder conditions than expected we decided to haul up anchor at 11:30 am and head south down the coast from Fort Pierce. We encountered mostly 20 knots and under of wind but way bigger swells than were predicted. A few rain storms in route so we got to use our foul weather gear and after a long day in 6-8 foot swells we rolled into Lake Worth inlet at 7:30 pm and set anchor before dark. (Traveled 46nm)
Day 1, May 16, 2017 - Morning spent in preparation for departure. Once we were almost ready to go, my sister took the kids and drove them to our parents home near Melbourne. We departed Vero Beach at 1:30 pm and arrived (via the Intracoastal Waterway) at the Fort Pierce inlet at 4:20 pm. Tomorrow, we go offshore heading South towards Fort Lauderdale. (Traveled 12nm)