|Sunset 12/9/2020 C Quarters Marina, Carrabelle FL|
We are preparing to cross the Gulf of Mexico from Carrabelle to Tarpon Springs, FL. This journey will begin Thursday 12/10/2020 around 3:00pm and commence sometime around noon-ish on Friday 12/11/2020. Yes, this is an overnight journey and yes, we will be underway the entire time and yes, we will take turns at the helm and resting. This will be my 5th crossing and Charlie’s 6th. The weather looks promising (read low wind, almost no waves and no rain) and we are blessed to have at least 3 other boats (first time loopers) travelling with us. With the gorgeous forecast I will not be surprised to see many more boaters along the way.
So today was spent checking & double checking “stuff” – dinghy secured, life jackets stowed in dinghy and more available on the fly bridge, cleaned the fly bridge, aft deck and inside the boat, topped off fresh water tanks. Laundry, I know that was yesterday’s chore too – it never ends, even on a boat! Charlie already completed all of his maintenance checks but will check everything one more time before the engines are started…he’s the best captain…always doing all he can to keep us safely moving. I am so blessed!!
Tomorrow morning I will make a quick trip to Carrabelle’s IGA for some sandwich fixings and easy snack things. Then prepare as much as I can to make dinner and 2:00am lunch easy to grab. At noon I’ll grab a quick nap then we will slip off the lines and head out!!! YAY!!!
As always, we appreciate your prayers!! I will update the blog again when we are on the west coast of Florida on Friday 12/11/2020.
Stay healthy and God Bless