My only fear going into this whole thing was that perhaps Isla wouldn't fare too well at sea, but it seems my fears were unfounded. She is a natural. She loved watching the waves, feeling the wind through her hair, and playing in the cockpit. Her two daily naps were not even disturbed; she slept like a baby while we motored out of the intracoastal and again while underway at quite a heel with waves lapping against the hull.
We sailed the entire way, only turning on our engine the last two hours so we could make it into No Name Harbor by nightfall. We dropped the hook around 5:30, reveled in our amazing day, put Isla to bed and enjoyed our first eve at anchor. Scott and I were exhausted and turned in by 8:30. The three of us slumbered soundly and peacefully until morning.
We have a few little projects to finish up here at anchor, but we're making it another early night tonight because we plan on hopping across the Gulf Stream to Bimini tomorrow morning around 4am. In the meantime, enjoy some photos of our maiden sail!
|Motoring out of our canal on Hendricks Isle|
|Going under Las Olas bridge where Isla and I walked nearly every day|
|Car seats are also useful on a boat!|
|Heading out to sea!|
|Our wonderful friends Dave, Melinda, Mario and Karine gave us a proper send off. We miss you guys already!!|
|Luckily, we'll be seeing Dave and Melinda in the Bahamas, and Mario and Karine in Grenada - can't wait!|
|This is a happy baby. Her smile lights up a room!|
|Under full sail|
|Games under way|
|Isla plotting our course|
|She loved playing in our protected cockpit|
|...she even took the helm a couple of times|
|Check out those sea legs!|
|Daddy and daughter, is there a better combo anywhere?|
|More fun with mama|
|She loves her daddy|
|Asante, anchored in No Name Harbor|