A Day on the Water with the Browns

At 10:00 a.m. yesterday morning, we pulled out of our slip at the Marina for a relaxing day on the water. The weather was gorgeously sunny with temperatures of around 86°. The forecasted winds of 12-14 knots never materialized, so we did limited sailing. Most of the day was spent motor-sailing in about 5 knots of wind. We headed out into the gulf through the Southwest Channel, cut off the engines, and with sails up, drifted along in a NNE direction at 1 knot in 4 knots of wind. After enjoying the calm gulf conditions, we cranked up the starboard engine and motor-sailed around Egmont key and reentered Tampa Bay through the Egmont Channel before making our way back to the marina.

Tammi, Cindy, and Sue on the Foredeck

Tammi, Cindy, and Sue on the Foredeck

Dave, Barry, and Duane on the Foredeck

Dave, Barry, and Duane on the Foredeck

The Guys Once Again

The Guys Once Again

Burgers on the Grill for Lunch

Burgers on the Grill for Lunch

Where is the Head that Goes with that Hat?

Where is the Head that Goes with that Hat?

The Crew Relaxing in the Sun

The Crew Relaxing in the Sun

Tammi and Cindy

Tammi and Cindy

The Captain on the Port Bow

The Captain on the Port Bow

We pulled into our slip just before 5:00 p.m., tied up Beatitude, and piled in Duane’s van for a trip to the Phillippi Creek Village Restaurant and Oyster Bar on the south side of Sarasota. The seafood was great! Cindy enjoyed some tasty coconut shrimp while I had a whole red snapper. Mmmmm! We’ll definitely return for another meal before we leave Bradenton. The restaurant is not far from our favorite beach: Siesta Key Beach.

Dinner at Phillippi Creek Oyster Bar

Dinner at Phillippi Creek Oyster Bar

The Clammy Trio (Sue, Cindy, Dave)

The Clammy Trio (Sue, Cindy, Dave)

2 thoughts on “A Day on the Water with the Browns

  1. Looks like you all had a good time. Beautiful weather. Looking forward to getting aboard Beatitude again myself 🙂

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