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We've rounded the Horn Of Florida! We decided it may be the only 'horn' we ever round, and so are celebrating. On the Good Ship Celebration, we celebrate just about everything.

We left Key Largo Sunday morning after some of the worst thunderstorms yet. Rain so hard we couldn't see the boats next to us, 30-40 mph winds, continuous lightning and thunder. It lasted for 2 1/2 hours. So much fun in the middle of the night. Our friends, Anne and Chris on Mr Mac (see blog to the right) had been in Rodriguez Key just before us and had mentioned the mosquitoes descending after dark, so I was ready for them. Bug nets for all the hatches and screens for the companionways. When I woke up at 11:30 and it was pouring, I slammed the hatches shut, catching the nets in the edges. Funny thing about bug nets, though, the rain runs in with them like Niagara Falls. It's a good thing we have so many extra bath towels. Ten soaking towels later, the rain eased. We had towels hanging all over until this morning.

We watched a huge thunderstorm form over Miami, as we were coming up from the south. It was really beautiful, mainly because we went around it. The sun was setting behind the storm, so it was back lit. We got into the Gulf Stream shortly after that and had a great night of sailing. We were doing 7-8 knots under the jib only. We got to Lake Worth (Palm Beach) in the dark, so had to heave to for a couple of hours before coming in the channel. We are sitting at anchor here for another day or so as we make a few repairs, see the local grocer and of course make a visit to West Marine. Don't need anything there, we just seem to make an obligatory visit when in port.

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Holy schnikey, guys! That looks like a pretty bad storm there. Glad you're surviving. We've had an absolute ton of rain up here too. I do believe some better weather is upon us, though, at least in the next couple of days. Glad you're headed north!

Amanda said...

Woah, woah, woah. The bug nets don't stop the rain? What the heck.

I love the photo of Miami in the rain and I'v been sharing your blog with all my friends. Miss you!

Steve said...

I will admit the storm at Rodriguez was the worst I've seen to date. When the rain broke just enough to actually see...there were several boats under power holding in place. I LOVE BIG anchors.

Amanda, Love that genetic sarcasm...Grampa Dick perhaps??? Any other inputs?

Callisto Bob and Nancy said...

We have been enjoying your blog, and your old A/C even more! We have pictures of you leaving the slip and the basin in St. Pete and will send them via email. Keep up the humor -- it's absolutely necessary!

Charlie said...

Did a little storm sailing myself last weekend, attitude has they say is the difference between ordeal and adventure Charlie

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