Well it has been an uneventful few weeks. I’ve completed a number of small projects, such as installing my compost toilet and replacing the anchor light at the top of my mast. I’ve gone sailing a few times with moderate success. I ran over a crab trap once and got stuck on it. I had to don my mask and snorkel to swim under the boat and free the trap from my rudder, which was not a great experience.
I’ve caught a few fish, including a nice catfish which I fried up and made into a catfish bacon sandwich. Not the healthiest but it was so good.
I’ve also caught several eels, a crab and a stingray, but they were so small I released them.
One day a goose came by and I was bored so I threw it some pieces of bread. I don’t usually do this.
I even took a little video.
But as the country seems to be opening up again after the lock down I am planning to leave the marina at the end of May and head north for the summer. I will be following the Intracoastal Waterway.
The Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) is a 3,000-mile (4,800 km) inland waterway along the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coasts of the United States, running from Boston, Massachusetts, southward along the Atlantic Seaboard and around the southern tip of Florida, then following the Gulf Coast to Brownsville, Texas. Some sections of the waterway consist of natural inlets, saltwater rivers, bays, and sounds, while others are artificial canals. It provides a navigable route along its length without many of the hazards of travel on the open sea.
Here is a map and view of the ICW.
I do plan on leaving the ICW and sailing in the ocean from time to time, if I have the courage and the weather is good. Stay tuned.