Saturday, February 7, 2009

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Ondra caught two fish while we were sailing on the ocean to Miami. One was a bonita and the other was a spanish mackeral. I lost the biggest one, naturally. We did not keep them as we were not prepared to clean and dress them. It was fun catching them, though. They were a good size and it was fun reeling them in.

This was just the pictures we saw of condos and hotels all the way from Ft Lauderdale to Miami. We were about 5 miles off the coast so we saw land for the whole trip. The waves were not bad and it really was a pleasant trip. First time we really got to do some real sailing.

The cruise ship, Coral Princess was docked at Ft Lauderdale. We passed it as we were leaving going out the inlet into the ocean on Tuesday morning. It was huge as you can see. There were six of them docked in the same area that morning. I took the closeup trying to get the name to show.
Steering the boat in the following sea was quite different than on the ICW. Nelson wanted me to have the practice so I would know what it was like when it was my trun to take over. You get tired in a hurry as it is in constant motion and you are turning the wheel all the time.
Hope you enjoy the pictures, they are hard and time consuming to get on this blog.
Nelson & Ondra

1 comment:

jondee said...

Hey Guys,

Just been reading your blog. Sounds like fun. We were also amazed when we took a boat tour of the Ft. Lauderdale area. Never seen such big yachts and houses. We are finally getting some warm weather so yours should be better too. Becky and I went to NYC last week to meet Deedie and go to see Wicked. It was great. We hope to catch you guys when you get on the west side around the Tampa area. Have fun and be safe and warm. Judy