We left PBC about 10:00 Tuesday morning as planned. With a bit of determination, muscles and a helping hand from our friend Billy we were able to get our anchors up that had been buried for over 1 ½ years and we were on our way. Rachel had a tour that morning and she got to see us off in St. Andrews pass from her boat. That was a nice send off.
Bye, Bye PCB
Bad news was that the wind was on our nose the whole way. We had hoped that it would switch out in the afternoon but we ended up motoring all the way to St. Joesph Peninsula. It was beautiful just like we’d remembered and we were greeted by a pod of dolphins that hung out in our anchorage while we were there. We’re still sorting out stuff on the boat and finding homes for everything and Brian is working every day on projects that still need to be completed. We did take some time to kayak and enjoy the beach…very nice. On my way back to the boat I got a bit freaked out when a shark swam around me…too close for comfort…yikes!
After a couple of days the winds picked up and we decided to go ahead and move on to Apalachicola for the seafood festival. The first leg of the trip through the bay was a bit rough with winds at 20 – 25 knts and we were happy when we reached the ICW. Other than the wakes from the yachts passing we were as good as gold and Brian was able to finish painting the cabin top in the salon. It looks great too!
Old railroad bridge ICW near Apalach
Apalachicola…nice and always a fun place. We just love the people and all of the old buildings here. This time we have bikes…and we have been able to explore like never before. This is a treat now if I can only keep up with Brian because he can’t seem to slow down and look around, he likes to see it all at full speed…lol!
The seafood fest was fun and best of all Rachel drove over to see us. Just a few tears when she left and plans to see her for Christmas that we look forward to. Our friends Clement, Jeff, Catherine and Haley came over for the fest too and we were able to hang out with them. We got to see our friend Brian and the Frayed Knots play at the Gibson Inn again, they really jam we loved hearing them play.
Just sitting here now wrapping things up. Looks like we are going to sail from here as soon as we can toward one of the points just off of the coast and wait for the winds to head out for our next destination, most likely Anclote Key. As always mother nature will determine where we end up, she always has the final say. We have no internet here on the boat so I’m hoping to find an internet cafe in town today where I can post this. If your reading this I’ve been successful.
Take care until next time,
Jennifer and Brian