Tuesday, December 23, 2008

December 29th, 2008 - St Augustine to Fort Pierce

Weather:
ST AUGUSTINE TO FLAGLER BEACH FL OUT 20 NM-
  • MONDAY WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
  • MONDAY NIGHT NORTHWEST WINDS 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP

COASTAL WATERS FROM FLAGLER BEACH TO VOLUSIA BREVARD COUNTY LINE OUT 20 NM-
  • MONDAY WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. CHANCE OF SHOWERS

COASTAL WATERS FROM VOLUSIA BREVARD COUNTY LINE TO SEBASTIAN INLET OUT 20 NM-
  • MONDAY WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. CHANCE OF SHOWERS
COASTAL WATERS FROM SEBASTIAN INLET TO JUPITER INLET OUT 20 NM-
  • MONDAY WEST WINDS 5 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. CHANCE OF SHOWERS

THE APPROXIMATE LOCATION OF THE WEST WALL OF THE GULF STREAM BASED ON SATELLITE DATA AS OF MONDAY DECEMBER 22 AT 2 PM...

  • 44 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF PONCE INLET.
  • 32 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF PORT CANAVERAL.
  • 24 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF SEBASTIAN INLET.
  • 16 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF FORT PIERCE INLET
Distance: approx 187miles

Depart: Monday morning 9:00am
Arrive Tuesday mid-afternoon

Plan to stop at Vero Beach to re provision for the Bahamas. Most likely depart for the Bahamas from West Palm Beach

UPDATE:
We arrive around 4:30pm. Our departure was a little latter than planned.
Nice start to the passage with a beam reach, latter wind died down and moved to the north. Picked up to 20-25 kts over night and died back down again for the day. Motor sailed more that we had wanted to

Friday, December 19, 2008

December 20, 2008 - Fenandina Beach to Saint Augustine

Forecast: winds SW.

Plan to motor down ICW to St Johns River, anchor out and decide on Sunday if we will go outside to Saint Augustine or continue to motor down ICW.

Depart Saturday morning 9:00am, Arrive in Saint Augustine on Sunday afternoon.

UPDATE: Decided to continue down the ICW. Limited anchorages along this stretch so we are staying at Palm Cove Marina and will leave in the morning, as the tide allows, for the 30 mile stretch to St. Augustine.
Arrived in St. Augustine around noon, Sunday. Winds out of the SW at 20 kts. Anchored first at Salt Run. Shallow and limited facilities. Moved to the South side of the Bridge of Lions. Crowded with tidal current. Put out 2 anchors. Will stay here until December 29th after Owen and Elliot return to Maryland.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

December 16th, 2008 - Charleston SC to Fernandina Beach FL

180 nm offshore run. 28 hours of motor sailing. Winds variable 0-5 knts. Heavy Fog. Seas 4-6 ft becoming 3-5 ft.

Departed 10:00 am on Tuesday, heavy fog in Charleston Harbor. Arrived 2:00 pm on Wednesday in heavy fog.

Monday, December 1, 2008

December 2, 2008 - Southport, NC to Little River, SC

Weather: Highs in the 50's, west winds 8-10 mph
Route: 30 nm trip down ICW.
Leave around 9:00am (after refueling)
Arrive around 3:00pm