January 5, 2010... Best Ocean Sail Yet!

We woke this morning to more frigid temperatures and a semi-scary weather forecast for NW winds of 17-22 knots and seas of 3-5 ft plus the NW swell. We decided to head out to the ocean anyway, promising ourselves that we would come back in if the weather was too challenging. We are so glad we went! The winds were nowhere as strong as forecast until later in the afternoon and the seas were only 2-4 ft. We had a beautiful sunny sky and sailed the whole way from Port Everglades to Key Biscayne. It was a great day, though we could have used another 25 degrees of air temperature! No Name Harbor was a little crowded, so we decided to anchor just west of the state park. The best part of the day was off Miami Beach when the dolphins came to play in our bow wave and dive under and around our boat. See the attached movie skillfully filmed by the recent addition to the crew, Jay, who is dragging us into the 21st century.

Key Biscayne: +25° 40' 35.58", -80° 10' 0.48"

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