Tuesday, December 31, 2013


Thinking the anchorage off Cape Canaveral would be okay for the night was a tad optimistic.  Unforecast north west winds ramped up to 20+, rolling the waters and leaving the crew of Kintala short on sleep and long on desire to get further south.  Joining the ICW yet again put the wind off our stern quarter.  The head sail was unfurled to join the Wester-Beast in picking up the traces.  SOG edged up to the high 6s, then over 7.  A following sea rocked us gently as Kintala shook off her motorboat blues and danced, sailboat like, after the sunshine

The last day of 2013 was, by far, the best day we have had on the ICW.  It was so good that upon reaching Melbourne, our original destination for the day, we did a quick Time over Distance verses Sunset and then pressed on.  Just 15 minutes before 'ol Sol dipped below the horizon to bid adieu to the old year, Kintala picked up the last open mooring ball in Vero Beach.  We wore jackets, hats, and gloves for most of the day buy now hatches and ports are open and we can sit in shirt sleeves and comfort.

Happy New Year everyone, Kintala is SOUTH!


Rharriscpa said...

Welcome to Vero Beach and Happy New Years. I would love to take you to lunch today if you are staying around.

S/V Veranda said...

Congratulations on another milestone. Vero is one of our favorite places.

Pat and Joan said...

Happy New Year and congratulations. Will be watching with interest as you figure out the electric.
Hope 2014 is good to you
Pat and Joan