While enjoying the morning sun and breeze on deck, I happened to look up from my Kindle to see a lobster boat fast approaching our Port side. “Is this guy in trouble? Our first pirate encounter? What is his problem??” Dan, realizing that the guys onboard were asleep after a night of picking up traps, gave the horn a loud blast and veered out of their way. Close call!
OK, so this was just the beginning! As we maneuvered our way through the narrow and shallow channel, we began to see bottom. Just how shallow? At one point the depth finder read 3’ but I caught it at 3.9’. A few slides across the sandy bottom but we were fine. We certainly are not clipping along at our normal speed!
Our destination for this night was Plantation Yacht Harbor Marina in Islamorada. Tonight we are “plugged in” and have air and water to wash the salty Quest. Dan also put another quick coat of varnish on the railing before calling it a day.