Wednesday, March 29, 2017


It’s been awhile since I updated the blog and surprise! We are still in Florida. In Vero Beach, to be exact. Since I last wrote we got the new dinghy, got it registered here in the state of Florida, we provisioned up again (we had begun to eat some of the meals I was going to prepare during our time in the Bahamas), Josh got the exhaust system fixed, the water pump switch fixed, and we even had a weather window that was looking good. We planned to leave the Tuesday before last. We wanted to pull into a slip for the final night before departure and were making plans to head to Lake Worth and cross on Thursday or Friday. Unfortunately, Josh injured his back hoisting the dinghy motor aboard (this always gets stowed on the back railing and the dinghy itself is stored on the forward deck upside down). He spent Monday in the ER finding out it was spasms and 2 bulging discs. Plans have been scrapped for now.

He had an MRI and xray on Tuesday and then will see a physical therapist on Thursday. Hopefully, the prognosis will be good and we can start again thinking about going to the Bahamas. It’s been a long time in the works and I would love to make it this season, even if only for a short while. I want to let Fozel run down the long powdery white deserted beaches and hunt shells while we swim in the bathwater warm surf. It just doesn’t feel right to come this far and be this close and not do it at least for a short while, right??

(See Fozel on the port side? Haha! We were playing outside on the deck with a tub full of water and cars and then it evolved into him letting them drive down the side and chasing them back toward the cockpit. He was very into it.)