Tuesday, March 3, 2009
THE FUN'S BEGUN.......................
We said that Corina's and Joel's "Baptism" was of a different kind. The wind has been over 35 knots and the temperature on the water has been below zero. That makes the "Baptism' more like "Murder/Suicide". We are now anchored about 5 yards out from the ICW just south of Daytona and the morning sun is once again shining on SVEA's hull. The learning curve has been fast and furious. Everything from groundings, to fuel blockages, to beacon-to-beacon navigation to anchoring in changing tides but they are standing up to it incredibly well. Champions sailors in the making. This is the sort of stuff that no course can teach you. You have to go out there and do it. Just "NIKE" it.
The four bridges are in Daytona, FLORIDA where this week is "Bike Week". Thousands of bikes, mostly Harley Davidsons are in town for a very noisy 'black leather parade'
The trip down the ICW was cold but fascinating. Incredibly big houses sometimes next to a trailer park on the next lot. And if you want it all why not a huge house, a power boat and just for fun throw in a vintage ocean-going tug boat just to keep you busy. Joel & Corina being tested once more on a half-bridge opening in Daytona.