Thursday, February 27, 2014

West End to Palm Beach

Sunset in Old Bahama Bay

Chloe and Stefan

Sunrise in Palm Beach

We arrived at Old Bahama Bay knowing that we would need to wait for a few days for a weather window to cross the Gulf Stream. It was nice to stay at a resort marina for a few days with a pool and private beach. We relaxed and swam and are wonderful food. While we were there we met a fun, awesome couple and got to have dinner  with them a couple times. It was a nice respite from worrying about boat safety and anchor dragging. 

We planned to cross on Sunday night to arrive in West Palm on Monday morning but woke up at two in the morning to severe thunder and lightening. We waited for the storm to pass and we able to leave around 7am. Our Gulf Stream crossing was light and glassy. The extra days of waiting at West End paid off because the winds were light and variable and the seas were less than one foot. Once again, we didn't even notice anything strange while crossing the notorious current. If I hadn't known it was there ahead of time, I wouldn't have I noticed it was there. 

We arrived at West Palm beach about 4:30pm and safety anchored with no problems. Thanks to some other friends we met along the way we have access to a free mooring for a few weeks in Palm Beach. (Thanks Johnny!) we will be here for a bit while we figure out what we wanna do next. The Bahamas were a fun adventure for a couple months but it feels good to be back in the States. 

(Ps - Our phones are back on now in case anyone misses us and wants to say hi.)

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