I learned how to sail (helmsman role) and turned the boat into a busy channel all by myself yesterday. Loving the stuff I am learning. The knots in the picture are called a cow hitch! Named a cows hitch because it lools like the face of a cow.
My reward lunch was pb&j on a carb counter whole wheat wrap. No sugar added pb&j.
Today is our last day on the boat. We have worked our butts off. Its crazy to think I showed up six days ago to board a vessel with people I didn’t even know. I have lived every waking moment with these people for the last week and have really enjoyed it. We couldn’t be more different from each other but blended wonderfully!
Next steps, buy a boat! And if anyone has a boat that’s 55’ or more and wants to help me get some boats hours… I would greatly appreciate it!
Yesterdays sail to Boca Chita Key. Yesterday I docked the boat myself and was the helsman apon anchoring overnight.
Today is our second test. ASA 103. I did some studying last night, after dinner. We still have ASA 104 and ASA 114 in front of us.
We had a beautiful hike on Biscayne Key. Got to see a light house and learn about the island. We had lunch at a little restaurant there. With AC so that was amazing!
Dinner was steak, seasoned and grilled by Don a fellow crew. James made the chicken and rice, I made the salad and salad dressing. Captain Dan did the clean up. We have really enjoyed our compatability on this boat. We have all been having fun.
We dont have AC so last night we slept on the front trampoline. Actually got a cool breeze all night. Was wonderful going to sleep under the stars and waking up to sunrise.
We did our provisions grocery trip and have charted our course. Setting sail in a few minutes. Tonight we will be anchoring near Key Biscayne.
I have already learned a ton. Checked the oil, filled the water tanks, percolated coffee , charted our course (not mapped) and calculated nautical miles. Our trip today is 28.9 nautical miles and will take approximately 6 hours.
There is a hurricane in the Alantic so….say a little prayer that is stays clear of us!