Well its finally happened...we are officially leaving US soil.....the last thing I touched was a dock pole as we left Key West after fueling up one last time in the USA ;)
So far so good after a crazy day yesterday!!! As you probably have read I blew up the invertor as we were about to leave on Sunday. I woke up yesterday at 4am...drove it up to Ft.Lauderdale to get repaired, and got back to KW at 4.30pm the same day. Quickly installed and tested it and then jumped in the rental car to return it to the airport. OH WELL did I learn a big lesson....do not speed in Key West!!!!! I was pulled over right at the airport doing 51 in a 30 zone.....all because I was trying to avoid the late car rental fee ;(
Fast forward to today after we stayed up till 2am doing the drivers course to avoid points on my license, I had to go to the court house to get the actual fine as I was so far over the speed limit ;( Well I took my sorry ass in there, presented my drivers education certificate, and had to cough up $281 in fine money....will never do that again, but thats all behind us now!!!
As we get miles under us and slide down the waves under sail I can already feel the stress fading....finally ;)))))))))
Here is a quick video of us sailing away into the distance a few minutes ago:
Bon Voyage everyone and all the best...we will miss you all!!! You can still track us on the "track us here" tab on the blog but we wont be able to send updates in word for about 2 weeks.