November 10, 2020
Tropical storm Eta has been bouncing around in Central America, then headed North through Cuba but couldn’t make it’s mind up about whether to slam the East coast of Florida or the West coast of Florida. Or as it turns out, to just ignore the coasts and head straight for the panhandle of Florida.
So we waited. In Saint Augustine, funny enough for two days when the weather was really good. Then yesterday it turned a lot worse, but the storm decided to turn West and just ignore the east coast. In any case, one of the objectives is to simply avoid hurricanes (seems wise right?) and so we stayed put.
This morning after letting the tides ebb a bit, we started South during what turned out to be an awesome day. We ended in Daytona, at anchor. There’s not much to add, but for those following the adventure, well, this is where we are and what we are doing.
Next up is three more days on the ICW to get to North Palm Beach. We have considered heading outside, but the winds have thrown up a pretty significant wall of water after five days of strong East winds and we don’t need to get slammed despite the fact that it would be easier navigation.
The good news is that the weather is settled enough to stay at anchor and Home Free’s shiny new anchor is getting used. It works great.