Joining the dark side

Time 07NOV2018, 11:00 local
Latitude N 30° 07.0’
Longitude W 77° 51.3’
Weather: SSW, 3, gusting 6, Mostly sunny
Course: 218°
Speed: 6.8 knots
Water temperature: 82.9°F
Nautical miles from Chesapeake Bay Bridge/Tunnel: 422NM
Nautical miles to Port Everglades, Florida: 268NM

Early this morning, as forecast, the wind went away. We have been motoring for several hours and it looks like that will continue for a bit more. Other than a few small and mild rain squalls, nothing interesting to report on weather. A few flying fish cover the recent wildlife sightings.

Last night we were past in the dark by Adele, a 180 foot (!) sailboat. Like us she is headed for Fort Lauderdale. Hopefully we get a look at her there.

With calmer seas, and easier sailing, we put out some fishing lines. Hopefully that will be productive.

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2 Responses to Joining the dark side

  1. Jeff Wingfielf says:

    ADELE might have been using some of her 1000 hp as she went by you. She is regarded by some as the most beautiful sailing yacht afloat.

    We met in Annapolis in 2016 or so. We owned LAST TANGO, a 2008 AMEL 54. Now downsized to a Gozzard 41.

    Safe trip. We follow you with interest.


    • Bill Kinney says:

      Hi Jeff,

      We toured your Gozzard at the boat show last year before you sailed her away. At least 25 years ago at a boat show I had a long conversation with the late Ted Gozzard about boat design and why more boat interiors did not look–and work–like the beautiful and practical designs from his drawing board.

      They have always been among my favorite boats.



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