FIRST DAY OF SPRING
TOTAL MILES TRAVELED TODAY: 11 NM
SUNRISE: 7:25 SUNSET 7:31
HIGH: 81 LOW: 66
Finally, after waiting for the afternoon’s high tide, we untied our Quest from the New River’s side wall and headed out from our home for the last 24 nights. We waved good-bye to Garth and Cathy with promises to keep in touch and wended our way out of the river and into the busy ICW. Boy was I ever ready to get back on the water.
I just cannot fathom how many huge yachts are docked here. Today we passed even more beauties. I think all three of the following biggies are private charter yachts. Holy cow!!
Steffi sent me word that she had seen the Octopus (Mr. Allen’s big boat) last summer while in Reykjavik. Funny how those coincidences happen.
Since we are heading back south to the Dinner Key Marina in Coral Gables for the duration of the Sony Erickson Tennis Tournament, we don’t have far to travel. We wended south to anchor between Golden Beach and Sunny Isle, just east of Williams Island. How wonderful to be out of the busy New River with the speeding boats, clanking bridge alarms and chatty foot traffic. We watched the sun set between two big buildings and were thankful for this first day of spring.
|OUR SUNSET FOR THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING|
Robert left from Burlington early this morning to begin his trip. He flew Burlington to JFK and spent the day there waiting for his evening flight to Madrid. I did get an email that his non-revenue, stand-by status had garnered him a first class seat and he was a happy camper. Tomorrow he will go from Madrid to Seville then make his way to Tangier in Morocco, on to Marrakesh, fly to London for a few days, then onto Bergen where he will take the famous train ride before flying out of Oslo and return home. What a WOW trip!