Thursday, April 12, 2018

Suntex Marina in Lantana - still here

Key West is not the only place in Florida with flowers in bloom
We call the bridge every day and today I talked to the construction supervisor. He said that they would open on Tuesday morning at 7:30 and again at 10:00 am but you still have to call four hours in advance to request an opening. However, you are allowed to call Monday evening to request the 7:30 am opening so that's what we'll do unless we're getting 25 kt out of the north that day. We are considering going north in the evening and anchoring close to the bridge but we haven't decided on that yet. We are about two weeks behind our usual schedule of moving north this time of the year.

These guys are all over the place
Meanwhile, Ann had a bad night with almost constant coughing. I got her some more cough medicine and hopefully, that will help. It's not bad during the day but if you can't sleep at night, it's terrible.

The high winds have subsided but we're due for another session on Sunday so it's not over yet. We are missing some really good weather to go north but that's how it is. You have to keep reminding yourself that the weather is boss. You move when you can. Punching into 25 kts winds with the accompanying seas, even in the ICW, is no fun.


eherlihy said...

Hi Bob,

I am one of the hundreds that follow your travels up and down the ICW every year. I plan to do the trip south myself in 2018, starting from Rhode Island.

You may know that BoatUS offers Tom & Mel Neale's updates on status of the entire AICW via email to BoatUS members. (I get one per week). You can subscribe here The Southern Boulevard Bridge (AICW Mile 1024.7) Construction Closure was mentioned in the latest post.

I hope that you are able to enjoy a little unplanned relaxation, and the rest of your trip goes smoothly.

Keep the updates coming!!