Sunday, January 17, 2016

St. Pete to Sarasota

Kids & grandkids joined us yesterday in St. Pete, and after we call crammed into Ghost Rider, we departed St. Petersburg Municipal Marina around 10.30 and headed down the inside to Sarasota.  Our original plan to go on the outside got ditched with the next cold front passing through....gale force winds brought seas of 6-10 feet, so the inside path became a no-brainer.  We overnighted at Marina Jack's, and with persistent winds currently clocking at 30 mph, and a much better forecast for tomorrow, we've decided to spend a second night here.
Sheltered from the storm @ Marina Jack's

That will make for a long day tomorrow.  We'll skip Venice to make up our time and try for the Boca Grande or Useppa anchorage, but with 10 bridges to negotiate along the way the ETE is something of a crapshoot.  So we'll have some alternate landing plans along the way just in case.

Will work on some pics for the next post, it's so cool to have family on board with us.