Another day where squalls forced us to anchor earlier than planned. Fortunately we were in protected waters so the wind and downpour was not problematic. We reached Boca Grande bridge where the next opening was not for an other two hours. The bridge master told us of an alternate route but it was not on our charts nor was it well marked. We tried it but soon went aground so we retraced our course and dropped the hook in a protected spot In Placida Harbor near Bird Key We could hear the Gulf roaring just beyond a barrier of houses and trees but we were out of the wind.no shortage of stately mansions along the ICW and not one alike.
We travelled through a long ditch with bicycle and walking trails on both sides, we have our bikes, they have not left the rail this entire trip. It rained all evening as one squall after an other came through. Nothing to do but have a cold one, dine in and listen to music to drown out the roar of the surf.
We even had a squall come through this morning before dawn. The forecast calls for more squalls throughout
We are newly retired and ready to cruise!
Our 32 foot Cape Island trawler, North Star, will be our summer cruiser in Canada and our 44 foot Marine Trader, Hemingway, is our warm climate cruiser, presently in Florida.
Our land home is a small cottage outside of Lewisporte, Newfoundland, Canada. We hope to join cruising regattas organized by the Lewisporte Yacht Club members as they explore the Bay of Exploits, some of the best northern cruising grounds.
Cuba, Bahamas, Mexico and Guatemala are on the ever changing agenda. Basically we will go with the flow and follow our bow where ever we d... full info