Day 74: Saturday, November 17, 2012
Port to Port: Steinhatchee, Florida
Underway: 0:00 am Motor Off: 0:00 pm Miles Traveled: 00 Stayed At: Marina
Mile to Mile: We have experienced the longest stretch of overcast weather – this is the fourth day without significant sun. Its getting a little old – we’re supposed to be in Florida but the temperatures back home have not been that much different than here. Just as we were getting ready to walk to town, the skies opened up and over the next hour and a half we got about a half in of rain. Thankfully, the sun decided to break through and gradually the day warmed and turned into a wonderful day in Florida.
Today was a relaxing work day. We worked on a few important boat projects. Our running lights had gone out shortly after dark on our crossing and we found that water had leaked in and blew the bow light and shorted out the fuse. We epoxied the crack in the housing, fixed the hatch latches (where it also leaked), reglued the knobs on the stovetop and tried to figure out why our depth finder had stopped working (not a good thing given how shallow this part of Florida is).
We ended the day walking down to Roy’s Restaurant where we enjoyed a nice dinner with Richard and Theresa. Only a couple days till we leave for Minnesota for Thanksgiving. Exciting and strange at the same time.