When I went to bed last night I turned off the alarm and made plans to sleep in this morning. That lasted until 04:20. I woke up, spent about 30 minutes trying to go back to sleep and here I am at 04:50.
I left before breakfast yesterday morning and did not get back to the Florida Sea Base until after dinner last night. I did not intend to be gone near that long but I ran into several glitches. The good news was, thanks to my trusty iPhone, I was able to make and receive several business calls and reply to most of my emails. I am overly connected. It gets more and more difficult to “switch off” every year. I doesn’t matter if you’re sleeping, eating or pooping, the electronic leash is always tugging on you.
Our weather was sunny, cool and windy yesterday. It is supposed to be warmer (near 70) today and the wind has already diminished significantly. Maybe that’s why I’m having trouble falling back asleep; the boat’s too still.
Captains Rich, Dennis and Alan made it from Fort Lauderdale to the Florida Sea Base with their delivery yesterday. However, there are still issues with the boat. The starboard prop or shaft is vibrating. Capt. Rich hopes to have the boat hauled in Marathon today, the shaft and prop pulled, transported to Miami or Fort Lauderdale, trued, returned to Marathon, reinstalled and aligned by Tuesday evening. If all of that can be accomplished the trio will depart Wednesday morning for Belize.
Whether by boat with Capt. Rich or by car, I have to go to Marathon latter today. I had to order a new battery for my truck through NAPA and I need to pick it up today. I think there is something I have to pick up at West Marine as well but I can’t remember what it is right now. Captains Dennis and Alan are headed home today and will be on standby for the next leg of the delivery.
The going away party for Chrystene Matthews-Speed is scheduled for 18:00 today at the Caloosa Cove Resort’s Safari Lounge. I wish her the best in Amarillo. We will miss her around here.
I hope you have a good weekend. Stay warm.
Aboard S/V Escape