Friday, December 7, 2012

Crossed Our Wake - 5,812 Miles


Trip Day:
   264
Latitude:
  27°20.25' N 
Locks Today:
   0
Miles Today:
     34
Longitude:
082°34.38'W
Locks Total:
108
Total Miles:
5,812
Location:
Sarasota Sailing Squadron 



 

 
The plan was to take a stunning photo of the sunrise with the Skyway Bridge in the foreground.  Good plan, but Mother Nature dealt us a view of the Skyway obscured by a heavy cloud of fog.  Timing is everything! 
 
 We crossed Tampa Bay, out of sight of land, and then sailed down the ICW with just enough visibility to see the next set of markers in the channel. 
 
 
 The further south we traveled the more familiar our surroundings of Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key, north Sarasota Bay, the John Ringling Ca’ d’ Zan Mansion, then the city skyline and bridge were in view.  What an amazing feeling to be home in this beautiful city with its long coastline and clear skies. 


























Ron turned the boat west and headed into the Sarasota Sailing Squadron.   We tied to the dock in the same  position we occupied last March 4th when we hosted our Bon Voyage party where family and friends bid us goodbye.     

277 days have passed since the boat was at this GPS position.  We have crossed our wake knowing we will always remember our adventure and never regret the 9 1/2 months we spent on the boat testing ourselves, tracing history, making new friends,  and exploring the waterways.
 
Trip statistics will follow in tomorrow's post .  .  .

1 comment:

  1. what a feeling! CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?! CONGRATULATIONS! Can't wait to see you this winter. Have a very merry Christmas.

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