2020-01-13 Barbados to Fort Lauderdale

Barbados to Fort Lauderdale: 1476.8 nm, 8.4 kts average, 22 kts maximum.

We’re on a boat

We’re on a boat

Maps have their uses

Maps have their uses

And we’re off

And we’re off

And on our way

And on our way

Ah, that gale!

Ah, that gale!

Lovely San Juan’s

Lovely San Juan’s

Having fun

Having fun

Back on Board

Back on Board

Slippery When Icy

Slippery When Icy

Winter sailing

Winter sailing

Brunch!

Brunch!

Ah, catamarans are awesome!

Ah, catamarans are awesome!

Underway

Underway

Pre sunrise morning view

Pre sunrise morning view

Back to Blaine

Back to Blaine

New oven!

New oven!

Coupeville

Coupeville

Tucked Away Before Dark

Tucked Away Before Dark

Cold but Pretty

Cold but Pretty

Here there be fog

Here there be fog

Oh Canada

Oh Canada

Underway in 35 Fahrenheit

Underway in 35 Fahrenheit

Icy

Icy

Frozen docking lines

Frozen docking lines

Ready to Set Out Early

Ready to Set Out Early

Getting the New Oven Aboard

Getting the New Oven Aboard

Fenders

Fenders

Sunny but Cold

Sunny but Cold

Cozy home on a cold night

Cozy home on a cold night

Sunset over Blaine

Sunset over Blaine

Spring on patrol

Spring on patrol

Windy November day

Windy November day

Don't worry about us

Don’t worry about us

The littlest sailor

The littlest sailor

Pre-dawn in Blaine

Pre-dawn in Blaine

Aaaah, Sunset

Aaaah, Sunset

Lunch on the Boat

Lunch on the Boat

We're making a hot dog

We’re making a hot dog

Sailing

Sailing

Vingilótë's Main Sail

Vingilótë’s Main Sail

Point Wilson lighthouse

Point Wilson lighthouse

Strait of Juan de Fuca

Strait of Juan de Fuca

Bird Rocks

Bird Rocks

Sun!!!

Sun!!!

Cypress Reef

Cypress Reef

Passing Lawrence Point

Passing Lawrence Point

Entering Rosario Strait

Entering Rosario Strait

Attack of the beard

Attack of the beard

Strut does not approve

Strut does not approve

Good night, y'all!

Good night, y’all!

Sunset on the water

Sunset on the water

Life Is Good

Life Is Good

Sailing

Sailing

And back in the fog

And back in the fog

We're on a boat!

We’re on a boat!

Torpedoes at dawn!

Torpedoes at dawn!

Entering Rosario Strait

Entering Rosario Strait

My loves

My loves

On the ferry to Vingilótë

On the ferry to Vingilótë

Port Townsend!

Port Townsend!

Point Wilson lighthouse

Point Wilson lighthouse

Passing Tide Point to port

Passing Tide Point to port

The weather she is improving

The weather she is improving

The sun!!!

The sun!!!

Always happymaking

Always happymaking

Off with my loves!

Off with my loves!

Vingilótë’s home

Vingilótë’s home

The sun!

The sun!

My lady love

My lady love

San Juans

San Juans

Departed Panama

Departed Panama

Lunch

Lunch

What are friends for?

What are friends for?

Mooring

Mooring

Ouch

Ouch

Back onboard!

Back onboard!

Bridges

Bridges

Boat Show Booth Babe

Boat Show Booth Babe

Back in the U.S.A.

Back in the U.S.A.

Finding our dock

Finding our dock

Into Fort Lauderdale

Into Fort Lauderdale

One final time

One final time

Almost Home, Rory

Almost Home, Rory

I can see the U.S.A.

I can see the U.S.A.

Finally Fresh Fish

Finally Fresh Fish

Sailing Into the Sunset

Sailing Into the Sunset

Sunrise at sea

Sunrise at sea

My Heart Will Go On

My Heart Will Go On

Why I love catamarans

Why I love catamarans

Standing Watch At Night

Standing Watch At Night

Moonrise

Moonrise

Adventures in anchoring

Adventures in anchoring

Tag teaming Vingilótë

Tag teaming Vingilótë

Port St Charles

Port St Charles

Edwin!

Edwin!

Captain Ron and Rosalia

Captain Ron and Rosalia

Arrival in Barbados

Arrival in Barbados

Wind

Wind

Last night at sea

Last night at sea

Breakfast on Vingilótë

Breakfast on Vingilótë

Waking up on Vingilótë

Waking up on Vingilótë

78’ above the sea

78’ above the sea

Hard at work

Hard at work

Reefing and wind

Reefing and wind

Sunrises

Sunrises

Flying fish

Flying fish

Hitchhiker

Hitchhiker

Happy new year!

Happy new year!

Fernando de Noronha

Fernando de Noronha

Symbols of authority

Symbols of authority

Seagulls

Seagulls

Here comes the sun

Here comes the sun

After the sunset

After the sunset

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Cooking

Cooking

Under way!

Under way!

Jacob’s Ladder

Jacob’s Ladder

Extended visit to St Helena

Extended visit to St Helena

Island isolation

Island isolation

Touring

Touring

Heart-Shaped Waterfall

Heart-Shaped Waterfall

St Helena

St Helena

Update from St. Helena

Update from St. Helena

Moored at St. Helena

Moored at St. Helena

First sight of St. Helena

First sight of St. Helena

Automated the Map Updates

Automated the Map Updates

Change of watch

Change of watch

Learning to communicate

Learning to communicate

Making the map track-only

Making the map track-only

Off the barber-y coast

Off the barber-y coast

Golden Sails

Golden Sails

Dolphins!

Dolphins!

Meditations on silence

Meditations on silence

Night watch

Night watch

Boarders!

Boarders!

Light Wind

Light Wind

Adding a map to the blog

Adding a map to the blog

Sunrise

Sunrise

22.2 knots

22.2 knots

Day 2 under way

Day 2 under way

A last look at Africa

A last look at Africa

Goodbye Cape Town

Goodbye Cape Town

All set!

All set!

Goodbye Hout Bay

Goodbye Hout Bay

Getting ready

Getting ready

Seals

Seals

Day trip to Cape Town

Day trip to Cape Town

A View from the Water

A View from the Water

Tuna Steaks

Tuna Steaks

In Hout Bay Marina

In Hout Bay Marina

Entering Hout Bay

Entering Hout Bay

Second Night at Sea

Second Night at Sea

Rounding Cape Good Hope

Rounding Cape Good Hope

Meet the crew: Dunbar Lewis

Meet the crew: Dunbar Lewis

Meet the crew: Rory Miller

Meet the crew: Rory Miller

Getting to Vingilótë

Getting to Vingilótë

Adventures in bureaucracy

Adventures in bureaucracy

Vingilótë Under Sail

Vingilótë Under Sail

Vingilótë's Code Zero

Vingilótë’s Code Zero

Vingilótë's Code Zero

Vingilótë’s Code Zero

And so it begins ...

And so it begins …

Solar Panel Gain

Solar Panel Gain

Vingilótë's Saloon

Vingilótë’s Saloon

Vingilótë's Launch

Vingilótë’s Launch