Sunday, November 21, 2010

Jumpin' off point....waiting for our weather window

Sunday, 21 November, 2010

So we're all nice and anchored in the northern part of Lake Worth near North Palm Beach.  We left Vero Beach yesterday morning around 7:00 am and motored down the ICW until we reached our current anchorage around 3:45.  There were already several nice cruising sailboats anchored there and the full moon at night was gorgeus.

Our Saturday went well, especially after the rain stopped and the sun came out.  It was fairly windy along the way but turned out to be a beautiful, typical Florida day in the afternoon.  We saw lots of expensive, huge houses along the waterway and got to see a few manatees too.

Today, we dinghied into the dinghy dock near the anchorage and walked to a nearby Publix for some reprovisioning and a trip to West Marine for a dinghy patch kit and some other incidentals.  We are sitting in a McDonald's now, availing ourself of their free wi-fi since our internet antenna still doesn't seem to want to cooperate.

We will try to reprogram our autopilot today since it needs to "relearn" our hull's movements since Mike reinstalled it.  We will also probably try to repatch the leak in the dinghy floor and will hope that will do the trick.  It would be great to have a rigid-bottom dinghy and that will probably be our next major purchase for the boat.

It will be wonderful when we can set out for the Bahamas via the Lake Worth inlet....hopefully Wednesday night of this week if the weather is good.  More to come later.....

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