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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.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

well it is good to see you are gaining experience at icw sailing. We are following your progress and find your southerly course to be the correct one. You should fine the weather becoming more pleasent so begin working on those tans. Hope you have no serious problems any time soon, Sincerely Sir Tommy

Jerry and Robert said...

Sounds like a character-building trip so far! If it's any consolation, it's still cold in Jacksonville. Have fun!
Jerry and Robert on "Secret Passion"

Orpailleur said...

hope you're coping with the courteous and thoughtfull stinkboaters. I think we managed to bump the bottom a few times,after Daytona somewhere. Good luck.

Gerry & Nicky

Anonymous said...

Day 2 of my blog entry, jax star date well you know. Arita and Seva I hope you have a video camera on board when you get to Titusville. The night launch will be something to remember and show to your friends of which I am one and have never seen a night launch except from my back yard many miles for the cape. Please post the video in a wave format if at all possible. If you are unable to accomplish that just send the camera and contents to me and I will dissemble the unit extract what i need and return it to you at aport specified by you at a future date. all contents will remain confidentual and posting on the web were not done by me. Have a wonderful day. Watch the charts and consumption of alcohol during the morning hours is so good but it makes you so tired after lunch when you need to be alert. So drink up I am not your mother.Sir tommy lipton white
rob how do i get my name not to appear as anonymous.

Remy Jane and kids said...

coooool motor bikes

tom white said...

March 13, FRIDAY have not heard from captain or crew in days. beginning to worry. Being onshore for extended lengths of time can prove to be dangerious. beware.Hope all is well.full stop
concerned Sir thomas