Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Key West - Philp, Monique and family leave for the cold north country

Oh, Sarah left...
There is no blog tonight from Sarah, she left this morning at 5:00 am with her family for Connecticut. We just heard from up north that they all made the trip safely except for one of 8 bags which the airline lost. Hoolie was sad to see his playmate of the last two months leave as we were. We've had a wonderful time, what more could you want than to spend time with your kids and grandkids.

We are now under 25 to 30 kts winds for the next three days, counting today. The winds are associated with the cold spell now hitting New England. the plunging dome of cold Canadian air that's currently setting low temperature records up north. I cannot imagine riding this out anchored off Key West but there are close to 100 boats doing just that. We're doing fine but the boat is bobbing some. There is no direct path for waves to bother us from the harbor entrance and even so there's several piers between us and the entrance. So we'll ride things out and at least we have easy access to land. The highest gust so far was 33 kts (that's 38 mph!)

Time for catching up on reading and the boat chores we can do inside. In boating the weather is king, just have to ride it out. Things are predicted to return to normal on Saturday.