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THREE BEAUTIFUL DAYS June 3, 2009

Posted by sailingnightwatch in Durbeck, FL, Florida, ICW, Pensacola, Repairs, Restoration, Sailing, Sailing the ICW.
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Could not beat this if you tried. We left Sunday heading west in the ICW. There was a south wind about 10 knots and not a cloud in the sky. Well it almost was like that. When we left about 11 am, the wind was out of the north and dieing. We got about a mile away when it all but died as it started to change into a sea breeze. It took maybe a half hour to fill in then the sailing was beautiful. The temps are in the 80’s, and the water has to be approaching 80. We got to Red Fish Point about 4 PM and got settled in with a short nap and then cocktails. Monday morning I sailed the dingy for a couple hours then got underway for the Wharf. We decided to try eating at Shucker’s. Neither the wife or I eat oysters, but the shrimp were really good.

After dinner, we motored back to Ingram’s Bayou for the night. We were concerned about bugs, but they never arrived. Thank goodness.

Tuesday morning was again sun shiny with an easternly breeze that was to move south as the day progressed. By the time we had motored to Ono Island, the wind began to build out of the south and we were able to sail the remaining 20 miles home. What a beautiful long weekend.

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