Remaining moored in the Garrison Bight Mooring Field. Our location is 24°34.704′N 081°47.151′W.
The weather has started to moderate.
Small Craft Advisories for the last five days have kept us out of the dinghy, and sitting on Red Ranger.
Here's yesterday's ("Sat23") forecast:
SW FL (between KeyWest and FtMyers):
Variable E-SE@5-17g22/2-4' Tue26;
Nothing less than 3-6' seas until Tuedsay the 26th. We'll be moving to a marina slip on Tuesday, the 26th for water, laundry, groceries, and fuel. We'll malinger there through Wednesday and the flat calm
The Cockpit Box
There are a lot of small things that are part of sailing. Binoculars can be small. Dinghy Keys. The SPOT locator is tiny. Phones -- which are useful for coastal cruisers like ourselves. Sailing gloves. Sunglasses.
Snackies, too. We find it helps to keep our blood sugar up to avoid sea-sickness. So we have different kinds of snackies in the basket. It keeps these things from rolling around in a heavy sea-way. We have a little twist of string and a clingy pad under it to keep it in place.
It's very handy. I highly recommend it.