Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Back to Islamorada

The photo below shows Islamorada on February 3, when we left MicMac at the marina to fly north. Winds of 20-30 were forecast for the rest of that week. So it seemed like a good time to visit all the family--in Delaware, Philly, SC, and Boston.

One month later, it looked the same as we walked down the dock last night. The winds were still howling, with gusts more than 30 knots. Yegads.

Windy in Islamorada
My 91 year old Mom told us on the phone that Miami had experienced a tornado today as we were in the air, flying back here. Then we read today that a tornado had also touched down on Grand Bahama (the same line of storms, no doubt) and killed 3 people.

So we'll do "boat chores" today, restock the boat, and probably leave Islamorada tomorrow.

We had to give up on the idea of heading over to the Bahamas. We wouldn't get enough Bahama Mama time with this late arrival. We wouldn't get home until late June. So we'll experience the Bahamas vicariously through our linked blogs to fellow sailors, and maybe charter there before too long. But we're sure seeing a lot of the Keys.

So we'll aim for a leisurely trip home north to Virginia, which will most likely take 6 or 7 weeks. No life in the fast lane for MicMac.

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