No Room At The Inn

November 28, 2021

We had reserved a slip at the marina for a few days. We still had no idea if we would stay in Florida at a marina in order to fly out to visit with family over the holidays or if we would transit across to the Bahamas. Guess we will figure it out!

We rented a car, visited Chase and enjoyed the Christmas lights in West Palm Beach

The marina that we were in could move us to another slip for a week after our current week was up. But we would have to leave on November 30 as they were fully sold out. In calling and emailing other marinas from West Palm Beach to Miami, it became apparent that this was the time that all cruisers from the U.S. East Coast came to Florida to escape the winter. No slips available. Apparently you have to reserve one the previous year!

Our future seemed to be decided. On to the Bahamas! But wait….we needed a good weather window to get across the notorious Gulf Stream and we were not seeing one. We had some security until the 30th, then we would be forced to anchor in a very crowded and windy anchorage to wait. Always an adventure….

In the meantime, we took a couple of spins around the area in our “Go Fast” Tiny 2!
We explored Peanut Island, a past bunker for JFK during the cold war, now a wildlife sanctuary

Cool wildlife!

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