Uneventful – the word of the day at the Florida Sea Base yesterday. Don’t get me wrong, there was a LOT going on and tons of fun being had. What I meant was there were no negative events taking place. All was well and everything was under control. I spent the morning working on summer staff hiring and reorganizing my office, including disposing of some clothes that are now too big. (Since November I have lost one shirt size and almost three pants sizes.) In the afternoon, Capt. Carol Chapman and I drove vans to Key Largo to pick up one of the Sea Exploring crews that was returning for their luau and final night at the Florida Sea Base.
Overall, our weather is holding. Starting at 22:00 (1o pm) last night the wind picked up a bit to 15 knots with a few gusts as high as 20 knots. The guys doing the boat delivery to Belize called by satellite phone yesterday morning to report they had hit some rough weather and are holed up on the Mexican coast south of Isla Mujeres.
Sailing program boats ending their programs yesterday included Sea Exploring vessels Calypso Gypsy and Pirates Lady, Coral Reef vessels Silent Harmony and Silver Crow, and Eco Adventure vessels Morning Dance and Island Dreamer. The Coral Reef vessels that came in for their mid-week day were Chanticleer, Spindrift, Island Woman, Midnight Dragon, Jewel of Athena and Juan Cadiz. About 75 participants attended last night’s luau.
The will be more mid-weekers today and some crews returning to base for the end of their program. But it won’t be as hectic as yesterday and we are in the winding down phase for this week. Next week we have some conferences but know program participants.
That’s all I have this morning. Be safe.
Aboard S/V Escape