Gulf of Mexico

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30 travelers at this place:

  • Day1

    We have begun our South American circumnavigation!
    We departed Virginia on December 24th in search of warmer temperatures. That was not the case when we arrived in Beaufort, SC to spend some time on Jim and Nancy’s boat. I think it was the freezing rain one night that told us we hadn’t gone far enough south.
    We continued on to St. Augustine for New Years and had one beautiful day (that means I didn’t have to wear every shirt I’d packed all at once!). Then the wind started howling and the super moon flooded all the streets. Oh, and there was a wind chill warning!
    Surely it would be warmer in Fort Lauderdale! Nope.
    Even though this sounds like complaining, it really is just an observation-we are well aware that our weather is much better than what the rest of the country is suffering through.
    Today we are powering through some moderately rough seas on our way to Cozumel, Mexico tomorrow.
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  • Day44

    The longest bridge over continuous water in the world. 24 miles long. We're scared! It's like an amusement ride! With It's It's 1501 Sun City Blvd
    Georgetown TX a LOT of police to check for speeders! It's like a video game! The average depth of water is only 12 feet but it's MUDDY. And CHOPPY! Perfect for hiding MONSTERS.Read more

  • Day9

    Sunshine Skyway

    December 5, 2016

    Weiter gings von Clearwater Beach über den sog. "Sunshine Skyway", der den Namen absolut zurecht trägt! Aber seht selbst ;)

    Viele Abschnitte mitten zwischen Meer und Hafen, traumhaft, diese Strecke bei Sonnenschein und 30 Grad zu cruisen (max 120 kmh sind hier erlaubt).

    Der letzte Teil der Strecke ging dann wieder über die Autobahn bis nach Fort Myers Beach.Read more

  • Day158

    Carrabelle, Florida

    September 9, 2015

    We spent a night at The Moorings of Carrabelle marina to fill up with fuel, water etc. Nice people and a very quiet marina, at least when we were there ;) We geared up with some yummy breakfast and left around 8am this morning. We are now heading to St. Pete! Should take us about 30hrs through the gulf to get there. Pray all goes well for Captain Bob and Firstmate Angie!Read more

  • Day87

    29°35'16" N 85°27'26" W

    December 21, 2015

    Ahhh, calm seas finally. We are approaching the St. Joe area and we are excited. We start cracking beers and prepare for some rest and more hand steering. Yes, auto-pilot is still broken. Im pretty smoked but still try to keep a smile on my face. Im still having a great time though, i would not trade the trip so far for anything. Great crew and adventure is what i live for. Nothing has broken for a few hours but I'm waiting for it to happen. We are becalmed right now and getting some rest.Read more

  • Day87

    30°17'28" N 86°25'2" W

    December 21, 2015

    Well, we just encountered our first big squall with winds close to 40 knots. While trying to reduce sail to heave too the slug came out of the track because the stopper broke that keeps the mainsail in the track. All this happened in the height of the storm. The boat done well lying a-hull. We where tossed around a bit and one of the crew members got seasick. However she is a trooper and came right back out on deck after it passed laughing. During the squall the self tailing winch failed and the rope turned loose. The boom jibed but didn't damage or hurt anything. We quickly centered the boom and secured it on a cleat. On my list is a larger winch that can handle the load of high winds for the main sheet. The one we have is very small and inadequate for the job it has to do. After the storm we heard on the radio that two vessels had been severely damaged offshore and required assistance. No lat/long was ever broadcasted and we could not reach them on the radio.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Gulf of Mexico, Golfe du Mexique, Golfo del Messico, Golfo de México, Meksikos įlanka, Mexikanska golfen

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