I’m sorry to post a little late this morning. This is the first morning since 07 May that I have slept in. (I was even up the morning after surgery.) I managed to sleep in until 0630. But I didn’t get to sleep until midnight so it was a wash. Anyway, here’s my report for today:
Friday was the opening day of the 2011 summer season for the Eco Adventure. The program is best described as Coral Reef Sailing goes green. The crews will spend time study the eco-systems of the Keys while having all of the fun of a Coral Reef Sailing crew. They will be sailing on two Morgan 41′ Out-Island boats, snorkeling, fishing and kayaking into eco-systems that the motherships can’t navigate. Captains Harold and Margie Ochstein will be at the helms of S/Vs Morning Dance and Island Dreamer with Dana Ochstein onboard as Mate. Captains Ochstein maintain a website at http://island-dreamer.com.
In addition to the Eco Adventure crew, four Coral Reef Sailing crews and one Scuba Liveaboard crew arrived at the Florida Sea Base. Four Coral Reef Sailing crews were in for shore leave. Four Coral Reef Sailing and one Scuba Liveaboard crew returned to the base for their luau.
The weather is very good and will be perfect as soon as the wind drops 10 knots. Fortunately, most of our participants are from hardy stock and reported cases of gastroenpukeulitis have been minimal. Bad news – the wind will be even higher today. Good news – the wind starts tapering down tomorrow. Otherwise, there is a very small chance of showers, highs near 90 and lows near 80. The ocean side water temperature is 82ºF.
Enjoy your weekend.
Aboard S/V Escape