We filled Harmonie’s fuel tank this morning, and headed south, down the Chesapeake Bay. With a not very early start, we covered an easy 40 miles and pulled into Solomons Island at dusk and anchored for the night.
Our goal is to be anchored in Norfolk by Thursday evening, since the forecast for Friday is a bit rough and we’d rather wait it out at anchor than moving down the bay. Right now it looks like our ocean route starts on Saturday morning. The weather models are all converging on a similar forecast, and we expect to be in Fort Lauderdale after a 5 day trip, on the 14th.
One remaining issue is that we still don’t have a confirmed berth at our usual boat yard in Florida. With last weekend being the huge Fort Lauderdale boat show, everybody was busy, and sorting out problems was just impossible. Karen will be burning up the phone lines tomorrow trying to get everything sorted out now that all the principals are back in their offices! Wish her luck!