It began with a send off from St Augustine. Not like the first time when there were hundreds present on the dock and bridge, twenty some boats in escort including the Coast Guard and the fort fired canon in a salute. Now on my fourth and final attempt there were a faithful hundred and just a few boats. The fort did not notice me. None the less I was overwhelmed with the emotions of the support. Thank you St Augustine. I will return.
I am rounding Bermuda as I dictate this, it’s been a rough passage, worst squalls and thunder I have experienced at sea. Constantly changing winds and so much work at times. None the less no damages to boat or crew (that’s me). I crossed Dodge Morgan’s start line at 4:18 pm EST to begin my challenge in his 150 day Bermuda to Bermuda record. Not much chance - his 60 foot against my 53. But we shall see. Cheers.