Saturday, January 30, 2016

On Our Way Again

Barge in the channel

We managed to pull up all the roots we had planted at Bear Point Marina and got Wrinkles out sailing again. It is amazing how boats (and sailors) settle into a marina and seem to become permanently attached. We put on our big girl panties and threw off the dock lines at 8:30 a.m. Brenda was thrilled that the dolphins came alongside Wrinkles as soon as we turned out of the marina. Thanks for the send-off guys. Heading east toward Pensacola there was only enough wind to motor sail all day, but the beautiful sunshine made for a wonderful day. Since we had traversed this section of the Intercoastal Waterway last fall we have the comfort of knowing the route and that we will fit under all the bridges. Still not too excited about passing or being passed by those monstrous barges though.

The old Yanmar putted along nicely for six hours before we dropped our anchor in 11 feet of water off Big Sabine Point. We are now about 7 miles from Navarre bobbing in gentle winds with a fishing pole off the stern.

Big Sabine Point

Good to be moving again.



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