Nice. I’d been communicating with Serge for a couple of weeks over messenger. They are on a paramotoring vacation driving from Canada and flying as much of Florida as possible. The Palm Bay Fly-In will be their last stop.
We met at Placida and cracked off a nice flight to Gasparilla and back. No drama.
After the flight we drove down to the Burger Barn for breakfast.
Departed at 9:30am after topping off the diesel. (3gal)
Steady 14kts from the east. Full main and #3 carbon jib.
Sailed by the start of a big boat PHRF Race as we entered the Gulf.
Great run average speed 5.5 knots topping at 7.2.
Departing we blew by a big boat Regatta.
Arrived in Naples by 3:00. Took a walk and visited a couple of art galleries.
Came back to the boat , cooked up the steaks and took showers.
John wandered into an art party on his way to have ice cream.
It looks like we will be able to make a run for Key west tomorrow.
Inland waterway. Motor sail half +
Photos: John Sieb