Category: 2014 – Caribbean Islands – Trinidad to Florida

POSITION REPORT – New River City Marina – Ft. Lauderdale, Florida – USA

June 8, 2014

YOTREPS: YES
TIME: 2014/06/08 20:06
LATITUDE: 26-07.02N
LONGITUDE: 080-08.46W
MARINE: NO
WIND_SPEED: 6
WIND_DIR: ESE
CLOUDS: 75%
VISIBILITY: 15
BARO: 1012.3
TREND: -3
AIR_TEMP: 27.8C
COMMENT: Beach House – DOCKED – New River City Marina – Ft. Lauderdale, Florida – USA

We had lightening and thunder for the last two hours – a classic South Florida Thunderstorm. We saw 3.9 knots of current as a maximum in the Gulf Stream running south to north.
Once we entered Port Everglades, we came north up the Intercostal Waterway (ICW) to the New River and have docked at the public marina on the very narrow, “New River” in¬†downtown Ft. Lauderdale. We called customs and will go to immigration tomorrow. All is well, we’ll be here till at least Tuesday then move marinas (we hope).
It’s nice here – ¬†two bridges en route opened for us – 17th Street and 3rd Avenue.

KIT!!!
Scott and Nikki

POSITION REPORT – North Bimini, Bahamas to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida – USA

June 8, 2014

YOTREPS: YES
TIME: 2014/06/08 15:23
LATITUDE: 25-54.30N
LONGITUDE: 079-41.95W
COURSE: 298T
SPEED: 8.2
MARINE: YES
WIND_SPEED: 3
WIND_DIR: NNW
WAVE_HT: 0.1M
SWELL_DIR: N
SWELL_HT: 0.2M
SWELL_PER: 8
CLOUDS: 70%
VISIBILITY: 15
BARO: 1015.3
TREND: 3
AIR_TEMP: 32.2C
SEA_TEMP: 26.7C
COMMENT: Beach House – EN ROUTE- North Bimini, Bahamas to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida – USA

We’re motoring across the Straits of Florida in flat conditions. It’s like a highway out here with all the traffic going
to and from Bimini to Florida. We’re getting 2.4 knots of current from the south which is the classic “Gulf Stream” condition.
The current charts predict up to 3.5 knots within the next 4 miles. It’s giving us a bit of a push only; as we’re crossing it.

We’ll be staying in the Ft. Lauderdale area for a month – initially at the New River City Marina in downtown Ft. Lauderdale.
We’ll move as soon as a private marina has an opening. The season’s almost done.
Stand By!
Scott and Nikki

POSITION REPORT – Bimini Blue Water Marina, North Bimini – Bahamas

June 6, 2014

YOTREPS: YES
TIME: 2014/06/06 21:09
LATITUDE: 25-43.50N
LONGITUDE: 079-17.83W
MARINE: NO
WIND_SPEED: 8
WIND_DIR: NNE
CLOUDS: 50%
VISIBILITY: 15
BARO: 1013
AIR_TEMP: 32.8C
COMMENT: Beach House – DOCKED – Bimini Blue Water Marina, North Bimini – Bahamas

A long but easy day. Mostly flat water and very little breeze. It’s HOT here 91 deg F (33 deg C).
We may stay one or two days? Then the 55 miles to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida…

KIT,
Scott and Nikki