2007.01.05 Lake Worth Inlet FL

Well we are really off….!! Part three of our adventure starts in a few hours.

We left Loggerhead marina yesterday (4th) at around 11.00 hrs for the anchorage close by Palm Beach/Lake Worth inlet via a fuel stop.

We pulled into Rybovich Stevens boat yard for some of the most expensive diesel that we have seen at USD 3.09/gallon but if you saw the boats that were there you would understand that money is no object and if you have to ask you cannot afford it. Alongside us was a 108 ft Royal Huisman, brand spanking new, being outfitted whilst just across the way was a 125 ft Perini Navi ketch just completing a USD 5,000,000 refit !! It is definitely a different lifestyle for some people !!

After L’Equipe had fueled they had some problem in starting their engine which required attention, but all was well, and we left this very active and professional ship yard for the anchorage across the way. Since then we have been here, peacefully anchored although the wind has been on the strong side, a steady 20 knots with some higher gusts.

This was predicted by the weather guru (meteorologist) whose broadcast on our SSB we are now tuning into every morning at 06.30 hrs for the latest updates. Saturday 6th January is the day to be off and we intend to take good use of this weather window – probably leaving here at sometime around

02.00/03.00 hrs in the morning to give us an eta in West End of Noon/13.00 hrs.

West End is the place that we hope that this update and the story of our crossing may be posted – let’s hope that there is wifi in the marina into which we are booked.

No no!!! do not worry..this is not Soli...some poor abandonned sailboat sank at the anchorage where we were...a very sad looking sight!!!

All for now!

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