We are off! Bahamas here we come
Date 2400 Friday 16 March 2012
It rained heavily and continually on Thursday so we gave sailing a miss; not good for the Mate’s hair do standing in the rain whilst we wended our way through the canals and the New River to the sea.
Friday was much better and we timed our departure to get some of the tide rise to help with depth but still with some of the flood to make manoeuvring easier whilst we waited for bridges to open
Susi was away with Fritz’s wife Alba in
We passed “our church”; one up on St Peter’s ad Vincula in Coggeshall, it has its own dock.
A phone call to Kamla brought her out into the garden as we passed our ex-‘des res’
which is close to the fuel dock at Lauderdale Marine as seen here whilst we were re-fuelling.
It was then au revoir to Henk and off in time to catch the 1600 opening
Scary stuff leaving Port Everglades, the port for Fort Lauderdale as we were pursued by a pilot cutter, leading a container ship and then shortly afterwards by two cruise ships.