Finally headed … North!
After the engine started and ran fine, Barbara said it was “time to git!” And when she says git, I git to gittin! (lapsing into southern redneck vernacular. Sorry.)
We seem to have boat confusion. “Submit’ is “Knot Ready” to go. We have no sails on yet. Many other projects wait to be completed. However, here we are, casting off lines under sunlit windless skies, and heading NORTH!
Well, to head south from here, you first have to head north to Jacksonville, then turn east to the ocean (or close to it) before you can head south. We decided to get going and work on projects along the way. A few minor projects have been done and we are currently at anchor, our second night out, near Marineland on the ICW (Intracoastal Waterway). We are not sinking, are gradually getting over our colds, and enjoyed some time without jackets today. All is good.