We have spent the past 2 & 1/2 days traveling on our boat. Non-Stop. We couldn't go outside
(out of the ICW & on the Atlantic)when leaving St Augustine as originally planned due to weather. So the 1st night we did 100 miles on the ICW in the dark. That's like driving on a freeway that has a few lights here & there... In the dark. A boat moves very slow compared to a car but crashing is crashing. Aaron from SPYBO Marine came with us & we took shifts that 1st night. One person driving, the other lighting up markers (road signs) with a spotlight, making coffee, reading the chart... Etc. The 3rd person took a nap for 2hrs.. And so on. We were TIRED!! We missed a bridge opening outside of Canaveral so we anchored there for a few hrs & slept. Also did some maintenance on the rudder & the bilge. We didn't leave Port Canaveral until about 4pm. But then...out onto the Atlantic. Malaika had all 3 of her sails up & engine off...for the next 16 hours! Pure sailing all that time!! It was awesome. We had perfect winds the entire night & SAILED 100 miles into Lake Worth. This is the jumping block to the Bahamas for many cruisers.
We can not thank Aaron & Greer from SPYBO Marine enough for all that we have learned from them. If you are a boater(sail or power)anywhere along the East coast from New York to Miami and need some expert service, they are the people to call. They do it all! Captain services,
deliveries, rigging, instruction, electrical, mechanical, woodworking, fiberglass, and so on!!
Plus, they are super fun to hang out with too! We learned so much & made some great friends.
We highly recommend their services & friendship! You can contact them at spybomarine.com
I'm writing this entry from the iPhone & of coarse, can not get pics to download. Will try again tomorrow!
Love & miss everybody!!