There is currently still a hurricane threatening the area I want to launch from so I had a few extra days in beautiful Pensacola! Why not a short shakedown cruise? Given the forecast wind direction Pat launched me at Navarre, an area that I really enjoyed last year. It’s a great mix of national seashore parks and services nicely spread out, protected waters and this time a bit cooler!!!
After getting launched I just sailed around a bit to see if I remembered how, I’m rusty, but it’s starting to come back to me…
A nice quiet night of getting used to living on the water again, nice. I loaded all that food for the Bahamas and I’m still experimenting with different storage options. That bow area is packed completely full.
Anyway I had a lazy morning and sailed across to the city side and waded in for a subway sandwich, like any normal microcruiser would.
The wind was trying to follow the predictions so I had a nice sail West, mostly on a reach but light. As the wind started to die down I didn’t feel like pressing on so I pulled in here, a few miles short of my goal. I’m under the blue pin.