Started: Coconut Grove near Dinner Key Marina, 25°42.92′N 080°13.63′W
Anchored: Star Island 25°46.56′N 080°09.25′W
Log: 8.5 nm. Time: 2¾ hr. Engine: 1½ hr.
Our weekly daysail took us up to Star Island. We dropped the anchor near Perfect Partner and Tulum III.
We had some excellent tacks in 10-15 kts of breeze. We could sail with Main, Yankee and Stays'l, banging along at over 6 kts in the puffs.
We were able to smoothly come about without any problems. Good breeze. Flat sea state. A bit more experience with Red Ranger.
Then it started to rain.
And we got close to downtown Miami that sailing didn't seem prudent.
Too bad it was so gray; the pictures of Miami aren't very interesting.
Too bad I don't have the cool polarizing filter than Kayda has; maybe I could turn the grey clouds into dramatic highlights.
In spite of my photographic failures, it was a delightful sail. It's good to get off the mooring ball.
|Depart||Started: Coconut Grove near Dinner Key Marina, 25°42.92′N 080°13.63′W|
|Arrive||Anchored: Star Island 25°46.56′N 080°09.25′W|