Norfolk to Fort Lauderdale
Martin and Elizabeth Bevan
Fri 10 Jan 2014 23:41
Date 1130 (EST) Saturday 6 December 2013
All worked well, we rounded Cape Hatteras, Cape Lookout and Cape Fear in
very passable conditions, on night 3 we had a brief overnight stop anchored
in Charleston Harbour and then bashed on to Fort Lauderdale in light head
winds arriving before the forecast stronger southerlies kicked in. Six days
to cover 850nm and rather a lot of diesel burned but in December you take
the chance offered by the weather.
We berthed in the Las Olas Marina and looked forward to 10 days of further
sorting and provisioning before Andrew arrives from Texas for Christmas and
New Year. During his stay we will cross to the Bahamas and work our way
towards George Town on Great Exuma Island from where he can fly back to
Austin on 7 January and we can depart for the San Blas Islands and Panama.