Saturday, October 22, 2011
There were several bad days since the time we left Cabbage Key until now. After waiting for the last front to pass, we were back to moving the Elixir once more.
Tom was home, but only for 2 days. He would have to return to California today to resume his training. We asked three of our friends to complete our cruise.
The five of us began our day before first light and made our way back down to Bokelia to catch the Island Girl water taxi back to our boat.
We were making great time until we arrived to the town of Bokelia. Road construction caused us to miss the first water taxi by five minutes!!! Miss Island Girl keeps a very dependable schedule so we missed the boat! She was kind enough to set up a private charter to take us back to Cabbage Key. If Tom did not have to be back to catch a flight, we would have waited the two hours for the next shuttle, but we couldn't.
Finally, back to our boat! We had just enough time to give the skippers a tour of our boat and order some of those famous cheeseburgers!
The Elixir was now in the hands of these great captains! From what I understand, they set sail around 11:30am and sailed all night. They arrived at our slip in St. Pete at 11:30 am the next day!
Great job guys!!!
While they were busy sailing the boat, Tom and I were busy making our way back to Orlando so he could catch his flight! Back on the water taxi we went. By the time I dropped Tom off and made it back home, it was 6:30pm! What a day!