December 10, 2018 – Cape Sable Beach SW Everglades Nat’l Park Anchorage to Tiger Key

We left the anchorage early but unfortunately a cold front had moved in and we had to motor into a 20 knot wind for the entire 40 miles to tonight’s anchorage.  We put up the reefed mainsail and this helped stabilize the boat as we plowed thru the waves generated by the wind.  We anchored near Indian Key.  There was a large mangrove Of islands which provided protection from the wind.  There were several pelicans that were having a successful feeding along the mangroves and we had tucked in close to get out of the north wind.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We were both tired as the anchorage last night had no wind protection so we didn’t sleep very well.  After getting anchored for the night, we poured sun downers and snacks and sat back to enjoy pelicans feeding and the sunset.

 

For dinner we had pulled pork which we had made at Margaret’s, along with the leftover rice and green beans

One Reply to “December 10, 2018 – Cape Sable Beach SW Everglades Nat’l Park Anchorage to Tiger Key”

  1. Sleep must be a major adjustment for cruisers. Even with nightly moorings and anchorages, the sounds by wind and the pressure on holding lines, will keep you awake. Night passages will be a whole other challenge.

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