Monday, June 8, 2009

I hate decisions

Chris here... the tropical low to the south of us may or may not be forming, but we'll make the assumption that it's going to happen. Miakoda is working on getting their engine problems fixed and will be heading for the Abacos tomorrow or Wednesday, and then north to Beaufort, NC.

Shiver, a boat we first met in Charleston, who went to Cuba, Jamaica and other places with our friends from Evolution (who we met in Beaufort, NC), pulled up to the docks here at the Nassau Harbor Club this morning. It was real neat seeing them since we had really just started this adventure when we first met them. Anyway, they are leaving tomorrow or Wednesday to go to Beaufort or Charleston.

Our plans may be morphing a bit. Originally, we were looking at leaving tomorrow and going direct to Ft. Lauderdale, where it's easy to use the bus system to get around and the number of marine related companies is huge. The problem is that we really want to be in the Annapolis area by the end of June, and if we go to Lauderdale that's going to be really tough. We'd be in Lauderdale on the 10th of June. Then we'd spend a week to a week and a half working on the boat, so we wouldn't leave until around the 22nd of June. It's a 3 day trip or so north to Charleston, and then another 2 day trip to Beaufort, all assuming good weather. Then it will be 4-7 days up to the Annapolis area, so by then we're way past the date we want to arrive. The alternative is to head direct to Charleston or Beaufort from here. We'd be out for 3-4 days, but we'd be almost to the Chesapeake, so we're giving it serious contemplation.

I'm not 100% sure if we're leaving tomorrow or Wednesday, but probably tomorrow.

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