Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Moonrise/Sunrise over the Gulf of Mexico

Ralph's toe nail

As we stated in our last post; it was a dark, dark night. The sky was clear, the stars were bright, and the Milky Way blazed across the sky like God's own Imax theater. The moon didn't even start to appear until after 4:00 am and when it did show it's face it wasn't much. Then after a bit the sun's twilight glow appeared and the colors were spectacular. It lit up the sky nicely and lifted our spirits as well.

a beautiful morning.

And shortly after that... the Sun.

We're weary from the all night run but even the lack of sleep can't stifle the pleasure of such a glorious sight. It's only out here, many miles from shore, that one has the opportunity to experience these fascinating seascapes. This is why we do it. This is our inspiration... we never tire of it.

So now we are in Ft. Myers, Fl.

We changed plans (as usual) and we're staying at Legacy Harbor Marina. A nice place that is right at the foot of historical downtown Ft. Myers. Nice folks staying here as well as a very nice marina staff.

More about this place later.



Saturday, January 24, 2009

Long time comin

It was a long run (260NM) to Venice Beach but it's done and over. It was a very dark night as the moon didn't rise until around 4:00am. Funny seeing the crescent moon just over the horizon with the twilight of the coming sunrise in the background.

We are now officially in the land of warm weather.

Today we left Venice early and heading to Ft Myer Yacht Basin for a few days. Dave and Shirley, our friends from the Sea Spray days of 2007, are at Sanibel island so we will be seeing them today.
Bernie and Pam from the same Sea Spray stay are coming over tomorrow and spending a couple of days with us. Radar will be happy because his girlfriend Maya is coming also. It will be like old times. Should be a lot of fun.

I have a couple of pics from the crossing that I will post soon.



Thursday, January 22, 2009

Leaving Bay Point

It's time to start moving... We will miss all of our friends and the staff here.
But we know it's warmer down south.
Next stop is Venice Beach unless the sea get rough tonight. If so then Clearwater.



Tuesday, January 20, 2009