My wonderful lady Mel left me tonight. She has only been gone for a few hours and I already miss this charming woman. Hopefully, we'll get together again at the end of the month and caravan down the keys.
We did an overnighter down the coast, about 25 miles offshore from just below Paris Island, NC and hoped to make Saint Augustine by noon the next day. The weather turned real nasty just after midnight, wind switched around and pushed us farther east, about 30 miles offshore, and the waves and swells were such that making headway was just about impossible. Finally gave up and headed due west for Fernadino Beach, got there about 10 a.m., had lunch, then motored down the ICW to Jacksonville Beach where we spent the night.
During the 5 days Mel has been with me I've managed to regain some of my sanity, which I was slowly loosing. She won't admit it, but she really taught me a lot, for which I'm eternally grateful.