Captain Chris watches the sun go down on our last night at sea
Well, with mixed emotions we waved goodbye to Miami Beach and headed off for our last major ocean voyage -- the two night trip up the Florida coast to Jacksonville.
Fortunately the weather was mild during the trip. Passing Cape Canaveral was a bit surreal. We were far enough offshore that we could barely see the NASA megastructures which line the coast. We couldn't help but think of the countless liftoffs we have seen on TV since childhood -- and the tragedies as well.
The massive NASA infrastructure is barely visible from far out at sea as we pass Cape Canaveral
Since we had light winds most of the trip, we were dogged
by swarms of insects, even miles out to sea.
Do you know what this creepy looking thing is? I know. Neither do we. But there were dozens and dozens of them swarming our boat during the trip. This guy was nice enough to pose for me as he rested for a spell on our blue canvas.
Many of them seemed to think they were on The Loveboat, as there was much sexual activity going on. Some particularly randy couples did the deed in flight as they zipped around the cockpit -- a bit show-offy if you ask me.
We saw sailfish at the surface and one even leapt out of the water
The squalls and lightning storms stayed off to the east over the Bahamas