Mexico/Key West 2010

 

April 19-24, 2010


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Trevor, Karisa and Kiera were coming to the conclusion of their two year cruise from Seattle, through the Panama Canal and back up to Mexico.  Karisa was pregnant and it was time for her to fly home, so her brother Derek and I came to Isla Mujeres, Mexico to help Trevor deliver the boat to Key West, Florida. MextoFl2010x1MextoFl201001

Lea Scotia was looking great- totally outfitted and ready to sail us across the Gulf of Mexico in safety.MextoFl201002 MextoFl201003

The marine forecast was looking great- tailwinds 5-15 knots all the way across.MextoFl201004

Derek was stoked! MextoFl201005

The winds continued to lighten as the sun went down, so we motored along to the northeast.MextoFl201006

The next morning the winds were completely shut down.  This is probably quite abnormal for the middle of the Gulf!MextoFl201007

This guy stopped by for a rest.  Just a short nap after a very, very long flight.MextoFl201008

We continued on- motor sailing.MextoFl201009 MextoFl201010

The gulf stream was pushing us along quite well.  Boat speed 5.5, SOG 6.7.  Sweet!MextoFl201011

Sunset number 2.MextoFl201012

We have arrived in Key West.  What a super calm crossing.MextoFl201013 MextoFl201014 MextoFl201015 MextoFl201016We had a very mellow couple of nights in Key West before I flew back to Miami and then Seattle via Denver.  Great experience.  Thanks a lot to Trevor, Karisa and Derek.

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