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Monday, December 19, 2011

Titusville at Sunset

Several times today we gave thanks to God our timing was such as to be able to duck into Ponce de Leon inlet when the winds went contrary on us. I say that because last night and today the winds were 15 to 20 out of the SE, almost exactly our intended direction on the outside. Going into the wind on the ICW is much more manageable!

We also thanked God that we did not run Hold Fast aground working to get to our anchorage in the wee hours of this morning. We do our best to keep rested during our off watch, but once at anchor this morning and in our regular aft cabin bed, we slept solid from 5 am until about 9 am. Then we heard calls on the radio about a sailboat that was aground on the very corner we were negotiating just before 3 am. It was low tide around 9 am, by the time we had coffee, discussed next destinations and pulled up anchor, the sailboat was free and on its way.

Our miles made today were better than we imagined, although slow going due to the wind on the nose. We got the anchor down off of Titusville just before sunset. Now it is time to make some well deserved dinner and get a more reasonable amount of sleep.

Love to all,

Posted via Ham radio.
{GMST}28|37.793|N|080|48.582|W|Heading South|Titusville{GEND}

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