South Towards The Everglades

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6:45

Woke up before the alarm. Like a dumbass, I had to get up at 4:25 to put the fender back in place after hearing that bolt rubbing on the hull again. (Or hopefully it was the two-by-four on the dock. But probably the bolt. You’d think I’d learn.)

The wind was in the south, maybe 10 knots, or a tad more, pushing Jacie Sails into the dock. Good thing that part of the dock is right next to the quarter berth where I’m sleeping.

Afterward there was a different humming somewhere, like the cellos at the beginning of the Jaws theme, but a single, long note, repeated.

And I heard that funny Star Wars echo laser sound of something gently striking a shroud. The flag, maybe? I don’t think so. And no shroud should be touching anything on the dock.

7:40

8:00

Hmmm…apparently some folks are ordering bloody marys. Not judging. LOL

10:30

How Not To Sail podcast submitted to iTunes for approval. Slip booked at Marathon for Saturday. Fuel level checked…and we’re off!

12:33

Ah yes… the overhead cables.

14:51

Cut repair.

15:25

Out into the Gulf and making 5.3 kts in 8 kts of wind.

18:14

The obligatory sunset pic…


21:30

After running aground in almost exactly the same place and in exactly the same manner as last time I anchored here with Tanya…at anchor in front of Marco Island.

That’s all for today…and probably until Saturday, as I plan to be crossing Florida Bay, out of cell range. ‘Til then!

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