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Harmony as a Sail Boat - Marco Island

27 Mar 2012 9:08 AM | Jo Rys


Started out in the dark at 5:35, the inlet was well lit with flashing red buoys. Good clean inlet no fancy stuff.  Once we were out in the dark, gulf was shallow for a long way, very tense. Finally arrived in the 20 foot range and started south. Midmorning we picked up wind out of the east and put up the sails. Can you believe it? Harmony can be a sail boat. We sailed until the wind died and then motor sailed at about 8.5... good thing because we were on the water for 13 hours and 87 miles as it was.  With out the extra push we may not have made it in before dark. Except for the overnight of 25 hours with Richard and Mary, we have not accomplished a day that long with just the two of us. Felt good to have that big day out of the way, just thinking about it has made John tense for sometime. Had another great sunset thru the 7 mile bridge which divides the Atlantic and the Gulf.  The 7 mile bridge is part RT 1 that connects Miami to Key West, passes thru Marathon on its way down to Key West. The same RT 1 that goes up the coast of the US.

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