Tuesday, June 27, 2017

98 degrees here by 9am. Phew!

If you have ever been to Marathon before, there are some places that are indelibly etched into the landscape.
The city marina in Boot Key Harbor was like a ghost town compared to winter time.
I took some other photos that were a walk down memory lane for me.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Passing Cape Coral

Beautiful day out on the water reaching along with 3 sails up doing 5 knots.
On track to be in Marathon Monday night and leave for Marsh harbour in the Bahamas on Tuesday morning after we refuel.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

En-route to Marathon

Just passing by St Petersburg on the way to the Bahamas and grabbed some internet as we were just a few miles from the shore.
This has been the first time in over 9 years that all 3 sails have been flown on Dreamboat Annie. Surprisingly well too I might add.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Leaving Carrabelle

Well our last day was spent doing last minute boat chores.
Weather looks good for our push off later this morning. There is a slight chance of rain but nothing to get excited about. I am not sure about cellphone coverage between here and the Bahamas but you can keep tabs on our whereabouts at

https://share.garmin.com/PeterRyan

I will post if we do get an internet connection.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Last Day before we shove off

We are counting down the hours before David and I leave for the Bahamas. The initial southerly winds will be on the nose so the plan is to motor sail east and slowly go south along the coast as the winds clock. At any point we can seek an anchorage if we have mechanical issues and I am almost expecting something to crop up because the mainsail hasn't been raised in a decade. In the meantime we are putzing around getting Dreamboat Annie shipshape. I did a video of our escapades.
Normally I use a GoPro app to create my videos, but I am trying out the stock Android video editor on my Google Nexus and I am quite pleased with the results.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Dreamboat Annie in Carrabbele

Here is my stead for our voyage across to the Bahamas.
My drive down yesterday was very wet and it is raining here too with tropical storm Cindy to the west of us. Plan is to leave here Friday morning.