Yes INDEED it was a great day as we headed into the Blue Yonder. Somehow we were able to Negotiate 26 hours of travel into one day. At times we realized that Life Made Simple isn't always easy. Thankfully, it was a Warm One and as Craig was playing pirate he said Wood Ya have a Distinctive Time and he tried to get me to Surrender the Booty in the middle of Gulf of Mexico. I said to him, are you Semi Crazy and have a bad case of Ititeous or Maybe Later go find Whatz'er-Name. I would've agreed if he was a little more Clean Cut at the time. One thing's for sure we live The Goode Life.
(Craig's contribution to the blog)!
It made for a long few days as we made the 200 mile crossing through the Gulf of Mexico. When the sun set the night before, we just knew it was going to be a good day.
I wish I had a visual picture to show of how truly dark it is in the middle of the night on the water. It's hard to explain the feeling of being so far away from shore with only your navigational lights and electronics illuminating. It was wonderful to have the other boaters to keep you company in the middle of the night. As soon as the dark skis were upon us, Dream Fever did a roll call on the top of every hour. It was a spark in my night watch and gave me a burst of energy. Someone was out there keeping an eye on us and us on them. It was so comforting just like the stars in the sky.
Sunrise was perfect with Clearwater, Florida on the horizon. After a long night of keeping watch on the boat, there were a million crab pots to traverse. This is not to be taken lightly at all. Friends of ours, Dream Catcher, took in a crab pot with their shaft a few weeks ago and after two weeks and $7,000 they were finally back in the water....not good. Another boat, this past spring caught a crab pot attached to a 20 lb. cement slab (as most of them are) and ripped out the back of his boat...sinking the entire vessel in less than 10 minutes.
We're tired and ready for a good night sleep. Thank you all for your continued support, phone calls and prayers. We really appreciate it and love you all very much!