We have a slight change of plans, as with sailing, plans are written in sand at low tide.
According to Windfinder, we have a continuous week of forecasted winds straight from the east, in the direction of the Bahamas. Therefore, instead of waiting on the hook for a shift in the wind and sailing in what sailors call "headwinds" or "beating into the wind" which is no fun for anyone or any dog, we're going south into Biscayne Bay and in and around the Florida Keys.
We're getting antsies in our pantsies. In this compromising way, rather than enjoy the weather at anchor (which has been lovely!) and wait for an ideal weather window, we get to sail in beautiful weather, in protected bays (two thumbs up for Jenn), and explore the numerous islands and keys that neither of us have seen.
We scrubbed Aletheia down this afternoon and provisioned for our trip. We plan to checkout* Saturday morning and head towards No Name Harbor about 30NM from Ft. Lauderdale. From there, we'll hop around sailing south, stay boat-bound only going to shore to explore, build a bonfire or possibly find a beachside restaurant. We hope to find some desolate anchorages and beaches along the way.
Love to all,
*Although we'll likely have cell service, we're going to disconnect during our time in Biscayne Bay and the Keys.
p.s. Don't forget to Spring forward one hour this Saturday night!
|Freshly scrubbed decks this morning|
|Ft. Lauderdale River Walk|
|Briny's Famous Irish Pub|
|Creative design concept throughout the restaurant - very ecclectic|