We left this morning about 8am, we have a 70 mile ride today to Baytowne wharf in Sandestin. The storm blew all the clouds away and it’s shaping up to be a great day.
Dolphins met us about 12 miles into the trip
This system has had us on standby waiting to leave, traveling on a boat takes a lot of getting used to. You can only travel when the weather is ideal, or you risk having lots of problems. So a schedule with dates does no good on a boat, you really have to be able to just go with the flow. No one can Control or really predict the weather, spirits are high and we are very excited and so lucky to be embarking on this adventure
We had planned to leave early this morning but we needed to finish up a few things and are monitoring a storm coming from the West. Pura Vida should be officially ready to go this evening and we will watch the weather and start making way when it is appropriate.
I knew that I needed to find a way to leave pensacola and explore other parts of this great country, I love life by the water and working on engines so why not get a older boat I can live on with the classic style diesels that I love and find a long trip to take it on. Well that was the beginning, I learned of the loop from my Dad and read a couple books from people who have already done this. I was intrigued, a 6500 mile circumnavigation of the east side of the United States where at least 70% of the trip is in protected waters or in sight of land, they call it Americas Great Loop. It’s kind of like taking a huge road trip but in a boat. I feel so lucky and excited to start off on this. It all started about 2 and 1/2 years ago, took me a year to find the right vessel and another year and 1/2 talking about it to get to where I am today and I hope to be departing December 27th 🙂
I am excited to share my experiences over the next couple years as I travel with my vessel the Pura Vida through the United States, Canada, and the Bahamas