We were able to leave Endeavour Boatyard this past Tuesday after the rebuilt engine was installed and passed the sea trial. Thankfully, it is doing very well now and we are very pleased that Blue Water Marine covered everything under warranty.
We anchored at Otter Key in Sarasota, Don Pedro State Park, Glover Bight at Cape Coral and Smokehouse Bay at Marco Island.
It has been good weather although the wind is constantly on our nose, so no sailing so far
We have been playing our “favorite” game, Dodge a Million Crab Pots.
Unfortunately, one crab pot yesterday won the round and wrapped itself around our starboard prop.
Jack had to dive on it and got it free very quickly with no damage, thank goodness!
Also, we had to replace a clamp that holds the dinghy to the davit and Jack had to replace the fuel filter on the outboard yesterday. Quite an eventful repair day AND we stocked up on groceries!
Today we are in the Gulf again and headed to either Panther Key or Shark River, depending on speed and weather. After that, we will anchor at Marathon and then on to our winter mooring ball at Boca Chica.
We will be out of cell range for about 48-72 hours and will check in after that.
As usual, Prince Charles is going with the flow