Friday, December 31, 2010
Thanks to Kevin on Delphinea we now know that the thing on the top of the mast (windex) is not really a wind indicater but a direction indicater.............. hmmmm!!!
When we have a downwind sail or reach we'll let you know ;-)
Oh yeah, yes we are sailing not motoring........ boatspeed 6-7 knts
We're heading south. We left Ft Myers Beach around 10:30am Thurs morning (yeah, 10:30 and that's pretty good for us!). The wind was supposed to be E 12-15kn but it ended up being more south 5-10kn but who's complaining. The sky was overcast but we had flat seas and GH gave us a great sail averaging 6-7 kn down the coast.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
The Chief & Millie came down to visit with us for a few days and fun was had by all!! The north winds continue to blow and yep....MR HEATER IS BACK!! And once again last night was a record low for the city......it's getting old now, this record setting stuff.
No sailing was on the agenda but we fun in the hotel, kept the heat on and all sorts of goodies arrived by the white Toyota. In the evening we headed out to restaurants and had a great time!
The dinghy ride back to GH was plenty cold but we had a little antifreeze going for us!
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
Wednesday we sailed to Ft Myers Beach. It was a nice sail down the coast in very light wind (SW 7knts) of course the forecast was for west/northwest lending still more credence to the term "weather guessers" We arrived after sunset and picked up a mooring ball just in time to see the moonrise. And yes a full moon this time of year brings very low tides!!!!!
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Sunday, December 19, 2010
no pictures of GH on the trailer!! It took about a week to launch (nothing to do with the boat just us being "chicken" of the cold!). The temperatures have been record setting in the wrong direction ........ the days high temps are actually lower than average lows for this time of year. Oh well, it's still better than being up north! So here's proof, GHP (Grey Hound Puller, the Tundra) and GLT (the trailer) in their spot until sometime this spring!!!
Sunday, December 12, 2010
We made a nice easy trip south from Annapolis and we are now just about ready to put GH in the water. We've done most of the cleaning to get the road grime off and Anne has the inside spotless. We will most likely wait out the next cold snap and then get into the water and begin our trek south. A couple of nights at one our favorite anchorages at Cayo Costa and then we will have a good run to Ft Myers Beach to meet up with the Chief & Millie for a Christmas.
The next pictures will not be of Grey Hound on the trailer, we promise!!!!
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Grey Hound is ready.......
Anne is back in Annapolis after spending time in Syracuse and Honeoye Falls visiting family
Dick is back in Annapolis after helping Kismet (Yep, 500+ miles on a monohull) get south to warmer weather ......
So....tomorrow we will hook up GH and head down the road. Destination is All American Boat Storage, just like last year.
GIVE US SOME SUN AND PALM TREES WITH CHRISTMAS LIGHTS!!!