|Waiting in Fort Lauderdale|
After witnessing the faces of the other cruisers reacting to the calmer seas we have decided to cross on Sunday. It all comes down to this. A good crossing equals a happy first mate and the next 3 months will be fantastic. A bad crossing could cost you a 1st class plane ticket home for your first mate leaving you alone on your F..... boat. For those who don't understand the complexity of crossing one of the greatest natural phenomenons on earth called the Gulf Stream try to imagine sailing a toy remote controlled sailboat across the Missouri River. If you attempt it after a big rain storm dumped 4" of rain up river you probably would never see your little toy sailboat again. But if you wait until the river has subsided and no rain has fallen for a week or so and with some good planning you would probably be successful in sending your little toy boat to the other side and live to see another day. Well to Mother Nature we are the little toy boat and the Gulf Stream is the "Monster" when she is angry. So you wait and you wait until you get the perfect pick six and go. Sunday looks like our window so the stage is set and we have a green light. We will weigh anchor Sunday at 5am and exit the Port Everglades inlet at 5:30 with a ETA at the West End, Bahamas at 3:30pm Sunday afternoon. Stay tuned.
I have to add my two cents and tell you we are enjoying the sights along the way today we saw the JetLEvi which was right out of a James Bond Movie or Iron man the guy started his water jets and shot out of the water and flew around.