[Written by: Doctor Captain Mitch]
Yeah… these guys… Andrew (left) and Dan (middle).
Ok, new rule – never leave on a 5 day off-shore trip with a Brit and South African during the World Cup. The boys showed up on Saturday, and we got the head sail back up and the dinghy in the davits.
We waited for the lightning storms to subside and left Vero Beach on Sunday at 2 pm heading south for Fort Pierce Inlet.
We didn’t get out of the inlet until 4:30 pm and sailed in a very narrow strip between two terrible lightning storms until early morning.
But Andrew hates dolphins and every time we saw some would throw his hands in the air and complain how lazy they were.
Worn out from 3 nights on the boat, the boys decided to make a pit stop at Charleston, SC. After being thoroughly impressed with my docking skills, we headed to the bar where most of us had American beers (sort of) and the boys were so enamored with the bar maid they nearly gave her a 150% tip.
We played some pool.
And eventually found our way back to the boat.
The next leg of the trip took us out at Charleston and we motor-sailed the next leg to Beaufort, NC on a glassy ocean. The water was calm enough that we even caught some fish.
That night we enjoyed our tuna and mahi in the cockpit.
Many thanks to Andrew and Dan! I would just like them to know that it has been three weeks and I have not crashed into one dock since that time in New Bern!