Friday, December 16, 2011


First morning of this little voyage and the weather is perfect, except of course for the winds. We have been motor sailing or just motoring the entire time. A lesson in not trusting predictions; rather than the beam reach we were promised it has been on the nose the whole way. The boat is comfortable amd rides well, though, so still no real complaints. We are currently off of Fort Pierce and making good time.

Thursday, December 15, 2011


So I've realized that I only feel like writing in here when I'm actually sailing, as dockside life seems rather dull to me.

That said, I'm going sailing again, leaving this afternoon on a fifty foot sloop for a delivery from New Smyrna Beach to Miami. We're looking at about a two hundred mile voyage aiming to get into port around saturday morning. I'm looking forward to getting some time out on the ocean, even though conditions sound less than ideal. I need the time for my near costal license, and I could stand to get a bit of salt in my hair; it's been a long time.

I've had some interesting travels since my last update, but it was all land based and more philosophy than action, which has been fun mental exercise. I am, however, ready to actually do something again.