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.
I would love to try parasailing sometime. It just looks like fun.
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.
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?
We passed many ships throughout the next 2 days. At Savanna we counted 8 ships waiting for permission to enter the channel.
This baby dolphin kept jumping by our boat.
We were about 20 miles out when 2 birds landed on the boat.
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.
We decided to stay inside today, as the wind and waves were expected to be the same as yesterday. So we traveled the ICW to just before Charleston. As we motored along through on a falling tide, sandbars became exposed and the pelicans began to congregate on them, they look like they were gathering for church.
We thought the Christmas tree in the gazebo by the canal was a nice touch for the holidays.
The shore of the ICW along here is either miles of swamp grass broken now and then with hammocks of trees
or small islands filled with million dollar homes and docks. I think I prefer the endless miles of grass, birds and dolphins.