22 December 2021: Drive By
22 December 2021
Ponce Inlet, FL, USA
Cocoa Beach, FL, USA
Cumulative Mileage (NM)
Crew on Board
Skipper, first mate, chef, entertainment and more; I guess that is solo sailing for you!
GENERAL WEATHER OBSERVATIONS
Grey and overcast.
DAMN COLD! See photo below.
Dry, thank goodness!
I was on a dash to West Palm Beach, Florida. Friends Ellen and Arjuna were there (though Ellen was home for Christmas with her family) and I wanted to spend my Christmas with someone I knew.
If I was able to do three big days in a row I would make it there on the night of Christmas Eve and then Arjuna and I could be each other’s Christmas buddies. So Cocoa Beach was just the furthest anchorage that I could make it to around daylight hours.
The weather was still cold from the latest front. So I used anything to stay warm up at the helm all day long, including trying to set new fashion trends.
It was a long day with a lot of podcasts and music to dance to (with the purpose of staying warm).
It was borderline dark when I dropped the anchor, made dinner and started to get ready for bed. Only two more days of this Christmas rush south!
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
– Lao Tzu