The Sea Hath No King But God Alone - Dante Gabriel Rossetti
We headed out early from Cat Cay along with the Punta Gorda Sailors who were headed more south toward the Keys while we were headed across to Lake Worth just south of Jupiter Florida near West Palm.
We had heard about the cruise ships out in the Atlantic just hanging out but had no ideas we would see 5 total. You know it is bad when the Cruise ships are giving way to us because they have not where to be and no where to go. Even as I type this I wonder what happened to all those ships and the people on board. Although we did see one off the coast of Miami as we were headed north Spring 2021 and the crew was using the life boats to go ashore. I believe it was a carnival ship that gave way to us.
The crossing was little uncomfortable. The first time I had issues with the rocking of the boat. But Dee kept busy catching tuna. And catching tuna. And catching tuna! We came into Lake Worth with a total of four tuna. This was our first time in Lake Worth and it was a full anchorage with more continuing to come in from the crossing most likely from the Bahamas. We even woke to find SAVA who we met in Long Island, Bahamas anchored in front of us after an overnight crossing.
We need to get up the river near Stuart for Journey to be hauled out so we head out the next morning toward Stuart passing through the Jupiter area and seeing the lighthouse and lots of people out on their boats for a week day in the middle of Covid. We anchored in Stuart for two days so we could do laundry and some preparation on Journey before her haul out but most important we get to step on land for the first time in well over a week.
After getting Journey ready for haul out at anchor we head up the river to River Forest and have to pass through our first lock. The St. Lucie Lock. From this direction we go up, so when we leave we will go down. I know I started worrying right there about coming back through this lock. I did stop to take a short video before needed to head back and man my lines. You just can’t leave them tied to the boat as the water changes everything quickly in a lock.
We head into to Journey’s summer home for haul out. This is the first time I get to see my home hauled out of the water. It is a little nerve racking to watch but she finally arrived in her permanent home and Shelby tucked in underneath.
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