Getting the blog caught up, again. After hooking up with Bob and Nancy on Puffin we continue south in freezing cold temperatures. Windy weather kept us inside the ICW most of the way. We managed off shore only twice and then made some good time. Steve & Theresa on Sea Quill, Jim & Barbara on Ariel are also working their way south.
In Florida things improve, pull into Loggerhead in Stuart, the gangs all here! Off to Canada for Christmas but back for New Years. We had a great time New Years Eve. Thanks Stu for organizing that one.
We hang out in Stuart frantically installing the new toys, getting ready to cross. Head south with Mark and Emily on Grand Adventure. We stopped in Ft. Lauderdale but they carried on. We arrive in Lake Sylvia. The anchorage is good and safe with great access to everything from South Port Raw Bar, (dingy dock is $10, but you can use it as a credit towards food/drinks anytime that day). They serve bar food but it's good bar food! It's an easy walk from there to the Publix, Total Wine, BlueWater Books, Ace Hardware and West Marine. Puffin arrives and we get together to get caught up and plan our journey across with them to Cat Cay.