To see as much of the world as we can,
Using the smallest carbon footprint we can,
Spending the least amount of money we can,
Making as many friends we can.

Team Red Cruising

*Puffin* in the Missippi River

CA spent five days at sea.

Gerry and she brought the boat safely from Marathon Key to Cypress Cove Marina in Louisana.

From 24.79075°N, 81.14516°W to 29.2486°N, 89.3606°W. About 514 nautical miles on a course that averages 301° T, or NW by N.

CA reports that they burned a LOT of fuel. More than she had expected, based on Red Ranger's performance in the early spring up the Atlantic coast. (See Epic Northbound Voyage, Part I and Epic Northbound Voyage, Part II.) We think Red Ranger might have burned about 100 gallons of fuel to motor that distance. Puffin used close to 250 gallons.

Of course, Red Ranger was going with the Gulf Stream, so that may have eased our fuel consumption quite a bit. We may have had a cleaner bottom and prop. We may have had more favorable wind.

CA Delivery 1
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There are a lot of unknowns. But CA's safe and sound.

[Update: added a picture of CA sleeping on deck during her off watch time.]