Ups and Downs
After taking advantage of the proximity of the marina to a West Marine and Publix we (Gypsysails and I) left our $90 per night marina slips and anchored south of
I finally got to do something that I have wanted to do since
We took off from
The weather forecast was pretty ugly with wind from the South so we relocated the next morning between
We took a dinghy ride into the Miami Yacht Club to arrange to have parts that were being shipped to us delivered to the Yacht Club so we could pick them up.. How hard could that be? Apparently “above the grade” of the staff of the Yacht Club. When two packages arrived they accepted one and refused the other because they did not know who it was for. Then they didn’t want to give us the first package because they thought it was for the Yacht Club. After several minutes of pointed out that it was addressed to Gyspysails rather than the Yacht Club they finally gave up the box. But of course we had to deal with Federal Express and get the second package redelivered with little hope that it would be accepted. It did arrive the next day and we did get it. Of course it was raining cats and dogs and blowing like stink.
Cappy rented a car and we went to Sailorman. This is a very famous new and consignment boat store in
The wind started to pick up and the weather radar showed a solid band of rain and thunderstorms to the south. At around 1 AM Reboot started to drag anchor. Fortunately Maury was up and zoomed over in his dinghy to help me reset it. Before the day was out we would reset it 4 more times. We finally got out the Fortress, set it as a stern anchor on 350 feet of rode and Reboot seems to be holding position. By that time I was totally exhausted. In addition, the entire day has been one of thunderstorm, high wind and heavy rain (and dragging and resetting the main anchor.)
Finally tonight the rain seems to have stopped. We took the dinghy into the Miami Yacht Club, swam in the pool, and got warm showers. Tomorrow the weather forecast is for strong winds. In addition, the wind shift means that the waves in the
Today we had three cruise ships in Government Cut. The Atlantic coastal forecast was nasty: strong winds, thunderstorms, high seas, etc. Did that stop the cruise ships? Of course not. They all left on schedule this evening. I wonder how the passengers are fairing.
I got a chance to spend some time on the phone with both Trevor and Spencer. It’s final exam time for Spencer; he has one down and three to go. I can still remember (however vaguely) how much I hated that time.