Thursday, January 23, 2014

Marine Stadium near Miami - nice day, waiting for a windy Friday

They are just so beautiful to watch!
Although today was relatively calm it wasn't a day to leave given that Friday still will see winds of 20 to 25 kts. Since the trip to Marathon is a two day event for us, that's too much. We want two days of calm for our legs to Marathon. So far, Saturday and Sunday still look good for that.

Typical of Florida, a dry stack marina by the anchorage
Meanwhile, it's more boat work. I installed head monitoring sensors and a readout at the nav station. Not very sexy but believe me it's a requirement on a cruising boat! I also installed another light for the galley to make preparing dinner easier, I'm all for doing anything to ease the preparation of meals! Lastly, I updated our wall album with all the kid's latest photos. I have more to dos tomorrow.

I'm a sucker for a good sunset - sitting on the back of the boat watching the sun go down, sipping wine, hard to beat!
The area is still alive with competitors practicing from all over the world. In addition to the USA, I saw sailboats from Italy and Sweden and a few other places I didn't recognize. They were mostly the two man sailboats but also the shells and war canoes. It's a very active community.

We'll watch the wind pipe up tonight and then, hopefully, die off by midnight on Friday for a calmer Saturday for our run south.