Sunday November 28, 2021

Sunday November 28, 2021

At 1300 UT (0900 local time), Intrepid is at 25 degrees 46 minutes North Latitude and 078 degrees 45 minutes West Longitude. Basicallsy half way between Mackie Shoal and Eldorado Shoal (North of the Bimini Islands).

Wind: NE @ 3.0
Swell: NE @ 0.2
Cloud: 10%
Baro: 1018 steady (not calibrated)

I have about 92 nm until I get to West Palm Beach. The winds will pick up from the north about midnight, not real good but it is what it is!

Yesterday before I departed Nassau, Ash and I had a great discussion. I guess it’ not over (until its over). Anyway, she has her visa interview on December 9. If she gets her visa, She will fly to Florida. She asked me to stay in Nassau, but I told her it was way to expensive.

The sail so far is super boring. A bit rolly, but not nearly as bad as the swell in the Marina in Nassau. Lost of boat traffic out here, and several boats just anchored in this very shallow water. I hope to get to West Palm by 0400 on Monday. Then, I have no idea. I send an email to the “Safe Harbor North Palm Beach” Marina telling them to expect me Monday or Tuesday. I may initially anchor on the ICW when I arrive, but with no phone or WiFi, I cannot use the CBP Roam App to “check” into the USA. So not much choice. Besides I will probably need 10 – 15 gallons of diesel for the trip to Indian Town.

So Indian Town is a 48 mile trip on the ICW (Inter Coastal Water Way). I go past 16 bridges and 1 lock. My plan is to take at least 3 days to get there.

I’ll let you all know when I am safe in Florida.

Tim

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