Tomorrow morning, we try again. Having been thwarted by ripped-out mainsail halyards and prop-wrapped dock lines one week ago, we will leave Bahia Mar around 3 a.m. hoping to make landfall at West End, Bahamas, tomorrow afternoon.
This last week has held 2 or 3 days of miserable cloudy, windy, rainy weather mixed with a few days of record highs (like today). We’ve enjoyed a few afternoons sitting by the pool. But most importantly, we have repaired our sail and lazyjacks. Once again, we are excited to attempt a journey across the Straits of Florida and the Gulf Stream.
Today, we officially named our dinghy. Our dinghy has been christened Dalí. Cindy hand-drew and cut out Dalí signatures and mustache out of black adhesive to label our small boat. Hopefully, we will not be arrested for violating a copyright of Dalí’s signature or anything. We’re very happy with how it turned out. Why the name “Dalí?” Salvador Dalí is perhaps the best known surrealist painter. We actually love Dalí’s work and have been to his museums in St. Petersburg, FL, Figures, Spain, and Paris, France. What really inspired us, though, to name the dinghy Dalí is that this whole experience of living and cruising on a sailboat is a little dreamlike, a little surreal. One of these days we will awaken from this dream, but we hope to fully enjoy it until that happens.
Hopefully the next post will be from the Bahamas!