Posted by: suliere | June 30, 2013

Ragged Island to fort Lauderdale (From Rags to Riches)

18 May 2013

Left  Racoon Cay quite early but no big rush, headed out on a lovely day.  Took it in turns at the helm.  I did form 7 to 2.30, Paul took over from 2.30 to 7.30 when I woke up anyway.

As we lift the anchor this little fish has made his home around our anchor chain and stays with it until the last link!

As we lift the anchor this little Sergeant Major has made his home around our anchor chain and stays with us right until the last link! Aww bless 🙂

We leave Ragged island in great sea conditions with a good wind and little swell.

We leave Ragged island in great sea conditions with a good wind and little swell.

LURE LOSS STORY

A good book helps pass the time.

A good book helps pass the time.

Streaking along with the screecher up.

A lovely days for sailing!

The sun goes down on our first days sailing

The sun goes down on our first days sailing

19 May 2013

Paul went straight to bed at 7 when I took over and the day rolled on.  Lovely seas conditions, screecher up but engines on.  Fishing New lure went in but lost in first hour!  Second Lure went in lost in 20 mins, Third lure went in and caught 2 barracuda after that we gave in! I had a kip in the afternoon and took over at 6.30 after tea.  Paul went straight to bed.  On my watch the extinguisher went off again and frightened me as there were some big ships about. Got the engine going again so it hadn’t overheated, I’d been watching the dials anyway and nothing had shown as unusual. Kept going until 2.30 again but it was tough as my one eye was so sore.

Sailing under Screecher power

Sailing under Screecher power

Number one Lure, could we get lucky?

Number one Lure, could we get lucky?

Number two lure

Number two lure

Number two lure brings in a  Barracuda

Number two lure brings in a………… Barracuda

........... and  another Barracuda!

……….. and another Barracuda!

All is calm, all is peaceful

All is calm, all is peaceful

Once more into the helm!

Once more into the helm!

AS the sky darkens it takes on a new life like a silhouette cartoon.

AS the sky darkens it takes on a new life like a silhouette of spooky cartoon characters.

20 May 2013

Rain Storm

Fort Lauderdale looms into view

Fort Lauderdale looms into view

We arrive in Fort Lauderdale as a heavy cloud  presents itself.

We arrive in Fort Lauderdale as a heavy cloud presents itself.

 

20 June 2013
Arrived back in fort Lauderdale at noon.  As we approached the channel we’d seen a large storm cloud looming over Fort Lauderdale and had been  making wishes for it to hold off until we’d navigated our way 7 miles up the new River to Lauderdale marine Centre and our dock.  Although we had timed it perfectly for the lifting of the first bridge which only opens half hourly,  we had not timed it for the storm that hit!  Wow the rain certainly came down lashing us so that within minutes we were soaked having opened the sides to have easy access for fendering ropes etc.  What could we do but as they say  ‘Smile  and carry on’. we’d had a good crossing and we were now ready to dock.

Smiling faces greeted us and helped us with our lines, hugs all round and it was certainly time for a lovely warm shower and that bacon butty I’d promised Paul!

So this was then end of the cruising season for us, we’d had some marvellous adventures, met interesting people seem some amazing places and had lots of stories to tell when we get home.  We left Suliere with the traditional ongoing jobs list and headed for home and some much need family time.


 


Responses

  1. Excellent views. Nice and Awesome Photography.


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