Dinghy FOR SALE
Our dink tales continue – on number five in less than nine months…… Big Bertha (#4) who we acquired in an emergency is too big to fit comfortably on our upper deck so she is on the market and looking for a new home. We have replaced her with a much down-sized model that better fits our space and needs. Anyone looking for a fun and easy to store dink should get in touch for this great deal. ☹
|OLD and ORIGINAL|
Hopefully our last new dink!
We are currently in Jacksonville for a few weeks before heading up to Charleston and our Bermuda Adventure. A few days in Stuart were needed to collect the newest dink and then we headed out for an overnite offshore to St Augustine. The trip was mostly calm and uneventful with the exception of an hour about 2:30 AM. Steve had just settled down for a nap when the seas churned up into a confused mess – rearranging the galley, breaking glassware, and rocketing Steve off the bed. This was not in the forecast and there was no big wind outside, but clearly something strange was happening. We figured the wind shift that we had expected was more dramatic and abrupt than predicted (that is why it is a prediction not a promise!). Fortunately, things settled back down and we enjoyed much smoother seas for the rest of the journey into the mooring field at St Augustine. The bridge of Lions even cooperated and we made the opening without having to wait an extra half hour – much appreciated at the end of a 26+ hour run. Never a hardship to spend a couple nights in the St Augustine mooring field – we visited favorite haunts i.e. the Sailors’ Exchange and walked the touristy parts of town. We even managed to make it to the Tuesday Night Cruiser Happy Hour at the White Lion where we met two couples just returning stateside after many years in Europe, the Pacific and the Caribbean. A great opportunity to get first hand suggestions on favorite haunts and tips for long distance travel.
One long 10 ½ hour day brought us to our home base at The Marina at Ortega Landing. Fellow Krogen owner, Bill, kindly jumped out to catch some lines as we arrived long after the wonder staff here had closed up for the day. So a short week after returning to Florida, we are snug back on B dock in one of the best marinas on the East Coast.
White nose dolphin
company as we entered St Johns River
- thankfully a BIG channel