Posts Tagged ‘departure’

Captains Rich, Carol, Tom and I had a very productive day in Slidell, LA today preparing the BSA Centennial Eagle for delivery to the Florida Sea Base.  We started at 0800 and it is 2250 local time.  Captains Carol and Tom are at the grocery store.  We are trying very hard to be on the water by 0900 tomorrow morning.  Therefore, it is unlikely that I will be able to make a new post on Thursday or Friday.  Saturday is a maybe.  I will post again as soon as I can.  Tomorrow we will be “east bound and down, loaded up and truckin'”.  If you’re familiar with the Smokey & the Bandit movies, you’ll recognize the quote.

I did not get the details, but when I called home my wife said the news had reported that the oil from the Deepwater Horizon blow-out was getting very close to the Florida Panhandle.  That is still several hundred miles from the Florida Sea Base and the winds and currents are not favorable for moving any oil from the panhandle of Florida to the Florida Keys.  I will give you a better update when I can.

Capt. Steve