Finding Florida
Practical Boat Owner|October 2020
Finding Florida
The Pattison family were in for a shock when they left their quiet lockdown Caribbean island behind

What a month this has been! We are now 30 miles south of Cape Hatteras and about to pull in to Moorhead City, North Carolina, for a pit stop.

After spending lockdown on a desert island in Barbuda with eight other boats (see PBO August 2020), it was time to move on. There were many teary goodbyes, as cruising friends departed on their long journeys back to Europe. For some, this was always the plan, but others had to make this tough decision in light of recent world events, no doubt making this gritty journey harder to prepare for.

Tracking our pals through the Predict Wind tracker, where boats can upload blogs via sat comms, made tough reading at times. The frustrating wind and weather conditions made us feel lucky to still be this side of the Atlantic.

On board Alisara, our Moody 47, we decided to head north to the USA for hurricane season. The prospect of exploring the Chesapeake Bay and perhaps further north made for exciting bedtime reading.


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October 2020