We are planning to leave for places south on or around December 3. We will leave from Pensacola and the plan is to head for south Florida, taking our time with multiple stops along route. Why? well Salty will be with us and he likes to get off the boat at least once a day. We also plan to make use of our reciprocal agreements with Florida Yacht Clubs - yes, that means a free night at each yacht club stop. Definitely a great benefit.
From south Florida, we will cross over to the Bahamas - likely Bimini, and then make our way south through the Exumas. Form that point on, our plans become less firm as we intend to see what the latest news is regarding the state of the Virgin Islands. We are looking at two choices depending on what we hear: (i) generally follow the Thorny Path to the Virgin Islands; or (ii) cut around the south coast of Cuba heading for Mexico and Belize.
Stay tuned to watch our progress. I plan to post brief updates on most legs of the trip, and also update our position with DeLorme.
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|Flotialla Assembles - Midnight Sun (left), TraSea (right)|
In preparation for the trip, I have been busy with multiple projects on Midnight Sun II, including:
- reinforcing dinghy davits, upgrading lifting blocks
- install replacement radar
- service line clutches and winches
- test out all electrical systems
- replace solar controllers and hopefully panels before we leave
- replace engine soundproofing -urgh!! what a job
- replace cabin fans
- clean out AC Lines.........and the list goes on!
Also, been helping Rivers get the Pearl ready. My part was installing new stern rails.
Follow our progress on DeLorme Midnight Sun Current Location
See our website: www.midnightsunii.com