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Just a quick update to let blog
readers know that we are still kicking around the Caribe.
We had a good 5 hour/38 nm sail
yesterday from Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas to Christiansted, St Croix…apparent
wind 45 degrees off the bow and ranging from 18 – 24 knots. Friends are
on-board Sea Mist with us for this week leading up to Christmas day when they
fly back to Maryland.
Plans are to rent a car to
explore St Croix over the next day or two before we sail back North to St John
for more of the great snorkeling and hiking available there in the National
Weather in December has
“improved” with noticeably lower humidity as the days/weeks have
progressed…water temp still at 85 F / 29 C and day time temps in low to mid-80’s
with it dropping to high 70’s ovenite…..much more comfortable sleeping than
when we arrived in mid-Nov.
No change in plans for the New
Year…..still expect to sail to Panama in mid to late January with a Canal
transit expected in the first half of Feb.