“Karma” Leaving lock at Windmill Harbour Marina
Kay aboard “Karma” (day one of 77)

The trip began with a 24 hour 156 NM leg offshore with ideal calm seas. We ran the engine the whole time, but we didn’t mind because we made great time and didn’t have to worry at all about sea sickness (for Kay). Our 54hp Yanmar diesel ran like a swiss watch for the entire cruise to FL and the Bahamas. For this leg, we averaged 7 knots (with a 0.5 knot current helping us at times) and burned about 0.75 gal/hour.

Offshore Route Hilton Head Island to St Augustine, FL
Randy loving his Raymarine Remote Control for the Autopilot
Kay enjoying a game of Solitaire in the Cabin
Our slip at Ft Pierce Marina for four days (nice place)
Kay in the galley
Ft Pierce Marina
Ft Pierce Marina Sunset
Kay on watch (still chilly outside)
Marathon, FL (short sleeves)
This place in Marathon, FL had great BBQ
Kay under the Dodger
Kay, Moose, and Susan
Kay Pumping Iron in St Augustine, FL
No-Name Harbor, Key Biscayne (great spot to set off to Bimini from)
Offshore Route Ft Pierce, FL to Keys (this took us 30 hours non-stop)
Biscayne Bay, FL
“Karma” at anchor in Vero Beach, FL (along ICW)
“Karma” at anchor, Rodriguez Key, FL
Marathon Marina, FL

We stayed at Marathon Marina for 7 days, enabling us to visit good friends (Eric and Allison) in Key West. I highly recommend this marina. They have a great pool, slips, and facilities. We were very lucky that a slip opened up for us by chance.

Kay at Ft Pierce Marina (she loves to recharge at nice marinas)
Beneteau Oceanis 40
“Karma” at anchor, Florida Keys
Sunset at No-Name Harbor the night before sailing to Bimini in The Bahamas