Monday, February 22, 2016

Random Thoughts on Our Crossing

Here are some of the thoughts we shared as we relaxed in the cockpit following our Gulf of Mexico crossing:

  • OMG not many people have done what we have done. We crossed the Gulf of Mexico not once, but twice in the last seven months
  • There were a crazy number of crabpots as we approached the Clearwater Pass. They were in the entryway, down the channel to the marina and everywhere. And they were close together. Made navigating a little tricky.
  • Sunrise and moon set on the water at the same time is pretty impressive.
  • Good ol' Yannie motored the whole way - 32.5 hours. Guess it deserves another oil change.
  • Dolphins greeting us for at least 15-20 minutes. Brenda played peek-a-boo at the bow while Mike watched them jump behind the boat.
  • Total relaxation within one hour of docking with Zac Brown playing Toes in the Water Life is Good Today on our blue tooth speaker.
  • Probably the last time our boat will be north of Clearwater.
  • Team work!!!
  • Ahhhhhh!
  • We didn't know whether to hope for a good weather window or not. It was hard to leave Carrabelle, but there are good times ahead.
  • Barefoot in the shade in February and loving it.
  • WE DID IT!!!
  • Three boats left Carrabelle headed to Clearwater and we never saw each other on the water.
  • Sunshine, warm, light breeze - this is paradise.
  • A marina is really nice after a crossing!
  • Zzzzzzzzzz



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