Yes it was cold today!
Back to the sailing adventure. We motor sailed through St Andrews and East Bay making way. As we approached the narrowing intercoastal at Wetappoo Creek our Lowrance locked up as we went to change it to night vision. Yes as the sky became black with the new moon we had no chart plotter. After powering it down it would not go past the start up screen. No matter how many times we tried it would only show us what model it was and some fish on the back ground screen.
Our first sunset of the "End Of The World Cruise!" Just before the lights went out
After relaxing into the rhythm I was finally able to see what the Fisher King had been for over an hour. "There's one! There's one! That way!" he continued to shout. He had been watching multiple shooting stars. He could see the Milky Way and the planets.
Then the mist came! Dampness drifting across the water. Making everything wet and COLD! It also brought back memories of "The Legend Of Boggy Creek". We could no longer see the right bank even with the spot light. We thought of anchoring for the night but the double length barge that crosses this stretch kept us from anchoring on the side of the channel. Then if would open up and be clear again. Clear as a dark night can be. The mist continued to drift in and out of our path. Then something off the starboard side caught my attention. First it was the devils horns. I assume it was the roots of a tree. Second it was a tree, the trunk and roots breaking the water as it slowly drifted down the channel. Finally on the port was another root ball too close for comfort. It was at this time we ran out of gas.
As I refilled the tank I realized we were finally at the intersection just before White City Free Dock. Knowing we were this close I chose to press on the final mile. Finally, safely tied up out of the current, it was time to get warm!