6.16.2009

Dock Sleep

We made it into Charleston late Sunday night and are staying at the Maritime Center, right in the downtown area. It was highly recommended by friend Kitty, see blog for Equinox at right, and it's living up to our expectations. It's nice to be at the dock again for a week. We're having our mail forwarded and some repair and replacement parts sent. I can't wait to get out and see the city.
The cat is up and about again after our 3 day off shore trip. The first 36 hours were about all we could ask for in sailing. We got into the gulf stream right off of Lake Worth and managed to sail for 24 hours straight, going as fast as 10.1 kts. That's about as fast as our boat will go. We did 162 miles on the first day. Sometime Saturday night a storm blew through and the sea state was too much for Hjlmr. Winds from the west up to 30 kts and swells from the south 6-8 feet. It made for a REALLY roller coaster-like ride. A Twilight Zone roller coaster, one that never ends. We spent 10 hours trading off hand steering and sleeping on the cockpit floor. Our bruises have bruises and we're both taking Vitamin M (Motrin).

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lynn & Steve, so nice to follow your travels in your blog. Glad you've made it to Charleston.
We spent 10 days in Key West. Had a great time. Gordon's son's wedding was beautiful. On my way home I tripped and fell and re-injured my bad knee. And I was sober! Anyway, may have to have surgery again (3rd time, same knee). Stay safe.
Ellen & Gordon

Rick said...

L & S, congrats on your safe and somewhat enjoyable passage. We've been following (here.) As the real sailors know, it ain't always kittens and rainbows and sometimes you just have to go into 'git 'er done' mode."

Also, I'm sure Chris and Anne would agree, you guys are certainly quite the writers. Actually, that's the main reason I'm following everybody's logs. 'Uhane's too.

Ellen, two words. Drink heavily. Congrats on the great wedding and bummer about your knee. See you guys soon.

Lynn said...

Ellen, OMG, as they say, about your knee. You won't even be able to 'put it on ice' this time of year. I agree with Rick, lots of alcohol.

Bob and Kitty said...

SO glad you guys are liking Charleston. It's a very good place to recover fromn the wild ride you had getting here. We know all about sleeping on the cabin floor. Sometimes it's the nicest, quietest, stillest part of the boat. Great that you're getting an opportunity to lick your wounds.

Don Walker said...

Guys,
Good to hear you made it up north (with only bruises on your bruises). It's getting stinky hot down here again, come on September!

P.S. I should have known you guys would know Uhane, we were docked with them in Venice on thier way south. Great folks.
Don

Anonymous said...

I'm keeping track of you and your travels as well as I can! Keep enjoying yourselves!
colin

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