Day 194, Year 6 A Little Apprehension
Date: Friday, May 6, 2011
Weather: Beautiful, Sunny Day
Location: Cayo Obispo near Fajardo, Puerto Rico

We are ready for take-off in the morning. We went across the bay this afternoon and filled all three fuel tanks plus four jerry jugs on deck in preparation for our 1200 mile trek from here to Little River, South Carolina. Unfortunately, the weather reports indicate that we will have no more than 10 knots of wind for the next seven days, barely enough to move Windbird forward, so we will probably be motoring for much of the trip. We have everything inside Windbird back in its place and we went to shore late this afternoon to do one more load of laundry and drop off the last bags of garbage. So we really are physically ready to head north. But both of us, me more than Mark, are very apprehensive about ending the Voyage of Windbird. The past five and half years have been magical and just the thought that this phase of our lives is coming to an end is almost unbearable. We are most certainly anxious to see family and friends and to be closer to our children and grandchildren, so I know all will turn out fine. But re-entry into the “real” world is a very scary thought!

Day 195, Year 6 Passage to the Carolinas, Day 1-Sailing, Sailing
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