April 12, 2009
We arrived in Ft Pierce from Green Turtle Cay after a thirty hour trip. Chris Parker forecast a short period of benign weather. These are rare, so, we left earlier than planned from Green Turtle Cay to go to Ft.Pierce. Chris, however, was not quite right. Everyone we crossed with concluded they would not have went had they known about the sea state on the bank, particularly between the bank and the Gulf Stream. Here we had 6-8 foot waves from the 20-25 knot south winds. Now I am more used, but not comfortable yet, to seeing wave tops about 6-8 feet above the toe rail come looking at our cockpit with a covetous look like a Barracuda eyes a grouper. In about eight to ten days we will arrive in Fernadino Beach where we will spend a couple of weeks cleaning and preparing the boat for the summer. The Bahamas has left us with many great memories, pictures and stories. It has been a great learning experience … and will continue we are sure.