December 10, 2009
We are at anchor at Clearwater Beach. We decided to come into protected waters due to inclement weather including dense fog, high seas, rain and a Small Craft Advisory (sounds like a blast doesn’t it!). We are in an area with several other sailboats taking refuge. There is a cold front moving through and during the night the winds shifted and we dragged the anchor requiring a new set first thing in the morning.
Day 1, first night, Pam got sick due to very rought seas requiring Charlie to sail the boat for about 30 hours with only a 2 hour nap.
Day 2 and 3 was fairly smooth sailing but we were bucking a SE wind (the direction we were headed) that required tacking several times.
Day 4, Wednesday we pulled into Clearwater Beach in the late afternoon in more dense fog and dodging an incredibly prolific distribution of crab trap bouys. We finally got a full nights sleep last night. We might get a transient slip at the marina here tonight and stock up on provisions.
Charlie and Pam