to Lat 28°01:49N Lon 97°02:87 W
15 miles travelled
|Pulling away from the transient dock...|
|That splash is our message in a bottle, tossed into the tide...|
I'm sure that all new cruisers have these moments of clarity, when they realize that they don't have to go back… Ours was realized as I stood on deck catching on video, a dolphin jumping completely out of the water. This behavior is rare here and catching it on video is even more rare. We are considering it a "thumbs up" from Neptune letting us know he's got our back!
|Chills and Smiles|
My mind was busy thinking… I don't need directions to get where we're going today, but what about our next leg. What charts will we use? Will the iPad work, where IS that paper chart. I need to see our destination so that I can be spacially aware. I have a LOT to learn about navigation! No worries… one day at a time. People have asked us pointed questions about one part of our planned route or another. I'm unable to adequately answer those questions. We will learn about the place from all available resources, and we'll make our decisions accordingly. NOW I begin to get friendly with our chart plotter…SO much to learn…
|Happy Boy on a Boat|
|Jetsam peaking out... what's going on here?|
By the end of the day, we were feeling more settled and less frenzied, but still congratulating ourselves for breaking away from the ho-hum average crowd. We are newly fledged Cruisers. We are the Cruiser Class of 2013!