Wednesday, June 8, 2016

The Passage to Carrabelle... Day Five

Day Five started early. I woke up at 4:00 AM and couldn't go back to sleep. Coffee.

Checked all the liquids... diesel, oil, and water. Pulled out at 6:30 AM.

To the south was a number of thunderheads and as the morning progressed, they started to come in from the west as well. Needless to say, I got wet.

Today was the hardest and longest leg of the passage so far, (52.09 miles). There was a whole lot of "skinny water." That's what I call water when the channel is only 40 ft. wide, if that, and there are shallows of 1 & 2 ft. of each side... that's skinny water and it's nerve racking when your boat drafts 5 feet.

Toward the end of the day, it's started to look a lot better weather wise and that helped.

I'm pretty tired... think I turn in early.

Here's the pics, and here's a link to a video, (I posted it on Annie's Facebook page because the quality is better than blogger).

Fair seas and God bless.

The Start of the Day

South of me at 6:45 AM

Storms coming in from the West too

Did I say I got wet...yep.

Cape Coral

They're Everywhere!

Cape Haze

174.15 miles so far...


  1. Very nice.
    I'm starting to think that when you're on the water, there's no such thing as a bad picture. lol

    Gotta watch out for those shallow spots.

    1. I know! I saw five sailboats grounded/sunk in the ICW today between Cape Haze and Bradenton... to pictures and posted them to Facebook,