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On Monday we left South Beach to head off to a new destination. We woke up at 5 am and pulled anchor. This little anchorage we were at had a small public dock which happened to have a water spout and was deep enough for us to pull up and fill the water tanks. By 6am local fisherman eager to be out on the water were waiting for us to move. But by then we had filled the water tanks, washed off the anchor, chain and rode, washed the boat, washed some laundry in buckets and even a quick shower dock side by the time we were being hurried off. So off we went to waters unknown and headed to the ocean.
We had an amazing sunrise that morning that just kept giving. Of course, I’m obsessed with them and had to shoot a million photos.
We had one opening bridge to go through and didn’t make the 7 am opening but pulled up at 7:15 ready to go. Unfortunately this bridge did not answer our hailing and finally when they responded at 7:31 they said we had to wait till the 8am! What BS that was! So we waited another 30min to get through, we had no choice. So finally headed through, passed all the cruise ships in the Miami Port and around the corner then straight to open waters. We passed a huge container ship, then an island of floating moss in the waters that was a cool sight. From there it was home free.
What a beautiful day that was. I think that was my favorite day we have had in a long time. Waters were about 2-3 feet with big rolling waves, up we went, down we went. Wind was 5-10 so we opened the genny and before we knew it the wind and water were in our favor! We were in almost 800 feet of water and going almost 10 knots which is our all time record!
Our plan had only to been to go to Ft. Lauderdale but with the great weather and our speed we kept going to West Palm Beach, Lake Worth. As we got closer, the winds shifted and our speed slowed, but we caught a fish! We weren’t too sure what kind it was but the little guy was too small to eat so he was let go. But that was the first fish we had caught on our boat and with artificial biat. It was a great day out on the water, if only they could all be like that.