Started out as another typical delightful day and stayed that way. We again scheduled a short 30 mile day to Lauderdale due to the number of drawbridges we would encounter along the way. When I counted them up, there would be thirteen!!
I quickly discovered that they were set up like stop lights, and you had to get on the "pattern" to make each one and avoid having to wait a half hour for the next opening. Unfortunately, this "pattern" required maintaining a speed of 5 1/2 to 6 knots, which pushed our engine much harder than normal due to wind & current. It began to run hotter than usual, although it didn't overheat.
|Will we make the next bridge??|
The level of development around here is staggering. High-end condos, palatial residences, and giant boats abounded.
|Phew!! Made it!|
The air was balmy, the water clear and warm, and Joanie just couldn't resist it.
Tomorrow, its on to Miami and hopefully rendezvous with our friend Scott Thorne aboard the s/v Irish Blessing.