Biscayne Bay to Charleston Harbor

Bye-bye Marathon until the next time.

What a view!

The “new” overseas hwy bridge on the left and the “old” Flagler railroad bridge on the right. This is the famous 7 mile bridge in the Keys. It spans 7 miles of water to get to the next key.

Some day, maybe.

I would love to try parasailing sometime. It just looks like fun.

Our friends on Southern Star passing us on the way to Tarpon Basin.

After leaving Southern Star at Tarpon basin, Monday morning , we headed for Biscayne Bay to meet our friends on Waves of Grace. We spent a couple of hours catching up with Pat and Walt before we left our them anchored securely and heading to bed. We, on the other hand, pulled anchor and headed out to the wide blue ocean at midnight for the long run north hoping to use the gulf stream as a boost and boy did we get a boost, most of the time over 9 kts of ground speed.

Sunset off Florida on Tuesday, March 28th.
Sunrise on Wednesday morning.
Dolphins swimming in our bow wave.

A pod of dolphins played in our bow wake for 15 minutes. One of the older ones kept turning on its side and looking up at me as I was looking down at it…I wonder what it was thinking?

Car carrier from Tokyo.

We passed many ships throughout the next 2 days. At Savanna we counted 8 ships waiting for permission to enter the channel.

Side view of car carrier

This baby dolphin kept jumping by our boat.

Huge ship on the ocean.
A passenger

We were about 20 miles out when 2 birds landed on the boat.

2nd little stowaway

The last 6 hours of our trip was rough!! From about 2 pm until we got into Charleston Harbor we bashed into wind and waves. After 3 days on the ocean we had covered about 440 NM which is most of our way back to NC.

 

Music at Burdines

Friday night we visited Burdines waterfront restaurant to have dinner and listen to Joe Mama. We tagged along with our friends from sailing vessel Maggie M.

Joe Mama

We went to see Joe Mama (he’s the one on the right); he plays old time Gospel and soul… and he’s very good.

Home-made Bass

His base player didn’t bring his base with him¬†to the keys, so he went to Home Depot, bought some wood and built one!

All the musicians playing with Joe

Another Wednesday night at Burdines, we watched Ty and Cory.

Cory Young

Cory is an up and coming musician and he’s very good.

Ty and Cory at Burdines

They will splitting soon, with Cory going on a tour and Ty going solo here. They will be missed as a group. We’re hoping they are both successful in their endeavors.

Just another day in paradise.