November 17, 2008
I am still searching, they say every thing happens for a reason. The comissioning of Tia Anica took us 1 1/2 month over planned departure… We were fortunate, we missed the huricane. A week into the trip, the new chart plotter failled, so did the auto pilot, the bow truster, one of the battery swiches and the electric motor for the forward head… We were fortunate, I was able to trouble shoot the problems and learn quite a bit more about Tia anica’s fantasies. We’ve travelled dressed for the North Pole going through rain and temperatures below 50F, the next few days call for 28F. We are fortunate we are heading south. The winds are unfavorable and of gale strenght, we would not venture out on the open sea… We are fortunate at least to travel the ICW. I believe I will find the fair winds, the warm sun rays, it is somewere out there… the dream.