Meriwether

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Latitude Longitude Date / Time (UTC) Depth (m) Speed (kts) Course (°T) Comment
29° 59.33' N 81° 39.67' W 19 Apr 2021 12:20 None None None Made it ahead of a very rainy front to green cove springs/Reynolds yacht, late Saturday night. We were blessed by the ‘current gods’and averaged 7.5 knots up the St John, which made for an excellent trip! So, here we are, at the sad (and very busy) part of our journey where we say goodbye to Meriwether for the summer. However, we DO so look forward to seeing our family and friends on this side:)!! (One place of note on our journey up the ICW was Peck Lake, where we spent a lovely two days on practically deserted beaches when we spontaneously decided to give it a try. Very special! Until next year
26° 50.19' N 80° 3.16' W 07 Apr 2021 13:59 None None None Arrived yesterday! Excellent Gulf Stream crossing from Bimini. Left at 4am and into Lake Worth at 3:3opm. A lot of lovely sailing in 12-15 ene winds with small swells. Today we start up the ICW. First stop Vero municipal marina and then most of our regular route. Florida is so CRAZY compared to the idyllic islands. So missing the Bahamas waters and our new friends! However, very excited to be closer to seeing our loved ones on this side! Some of the ICW is very nice. Hobe Sound and Jupiter are special. It makes getting through the timed bridges worth the effort! All is well on Meriwether. ❤️
25° 43.28' N 79° 17.52' W 02 Apr 2021 13:13 None None None 164 miles later...... We made it to Bimini before the nasty cold front blew in. Tucked in safely at Bimini Bue Water Marina we have the luxury of showers, laundry, water, hikes, food-right off our dock! Pretty pleasant:). And A good thing too! The lightening storm(like I’ve never seen here) lasted an hour followed by gusty north winds 25-30 just as night set in. Our trip here did include some sailing but we needed to keep up at 6 knots so ran the engine for more than half the 29 hours. We have found one strange spot to be consistently perplexing. As we leave the banks around Nassau we seem to be with the tides but as we close in on the berries the sea state is always confused and built up. Not sure what goes on in the tongue of the ocean but it sure feels like it’s lapping you there! However we had sails up and that helped steady us. Crossing the banks to the Bahamas was uneventful except for a very close encounter with a sail boat we passed (our fault-I was at the end of an interesting book! Lesson learned. We usually Never see a soul!)and a speedy fishing boat way off. Crazy things happen when sailing in 15 feet of water for hours:)! Well here we are waiting for weather and next jump. We will check out our friends from acworth historical connection here, visit some with Ashley at the Dolphin House and get more coconut bread❤️❤️
24° 31.5' N 76° 47.7' W 31 Mar 2021 20:39 None None None Shroud Cay. We were there last night without wifi. So reporting today! A must see again. The mangroves were incredible. Saw many turtles:)! The night was windy but we had good protection. Today we are going for Bimini. We decided that we would get there before this next blow. It gives us a few weather windows. (Good wind today and tonight to sail:)! E-SE around 15. Pretty nice:)
24° 5.9' N 76° 24.19' W 26 Mar 2021 22:41 None None None Back in Black Point! We can get water, DO LAUNDRY( even though we live in bathing suits and easily hand wash those, there are sheets and towels:) and buy some provisions. There are a few walks we want to explore and the blow hole to visit! Sorry about the messy satellite view:)

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Vessel Particulars

Name: Meriwether

Length: 10.0

Draft: 1.5