Michael and Susan left Florida in April 2007 aboard their Westsail 43 INFINI to fullfill a dream of full time cruising. They completed their circumnavigation in June 2017.
May 21 - The wind...she be howlin'
We visited Dave and Mary Margaret for some more quality time in mid afternoon. The wind was up so we lifted the dinghy up and secured it on deck when we got back to Infini. Last night saw wind bullets in the mid to high 20's hitting our boat on the beam. We were moored near Leu Cat, and never trusting moorings, Sue or myself were up all night just in case a line parted or the mooring bridle broke. (We worry a lot...) this morning, we departed early from Stonehaven Anchorage (Hook Island) to make the tide going into Nara Inlet and get away from a very windy, uncomfortable anchorage. Making good time, we hit the channel and encountered 22-28 knots on the nose with 6' waves. It didn't take us long to decide to change our idea and head across to Arlie Beach. We anchored in Muddy Bay in 18', the sun was shining, the boat's not getting blasted, the internet's good, and we're just all around happier than we've been for the last 12 hours.