Day 236, Year 6 Leaving Tomorrow Noon
Date: Friday, June 17, 2011
Weather: Beautiful Blue Sky Day, Upper 80’s
Location: Lightkeepers Marina, Little River, South Carolina

It is hard for us to believe that we arrived here over a month ago. The time has gone so quickly, but ready or not, tomorrow morning we take off on the final passage in Windbird’s voyage around the world. Our current location is about five miles up the Intracoastal Waterway from the Little River inlet. We will wait for high tide and flow out to sea with the outgoing current. Sometime just after noon, we should be outside the inlet and on our way east to find the Gulfstream and then north to Cape Cod. The trip is less than 700 miles and we are hoping to be in Woods Hole by next Thursday. My nephew Rex is going with us as crew. He has never done off-shore sailing, and in fact, I’m not sure he has ever been on a sailboat, so it will be fun to break in new crew. We’ll keep you posted on how that goes.