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).