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Day 9

Pensacola, United States

We made it!! We cleared the jetties at 6:48 this AM. About 15 hours out we had engines full speed ahead as we out ran a rain squall. Still no wind and pushed on. Then it happened, the end of my midnight to 2 AM shift around 1:45AM the wind came barreling at our back @22mlh. A storm was pushing us in at @7.5 knots. Can you believe it, we finally got wind after 4 days and 3 night of motorsailing. We dropped anchor at Spanish Point, a beautiful cove with the whitest sand beach and crystal blue water. Then we ate quickly and went to bed. We where tired! It's 11:45 AM and we are going to check out our surroundings. Our current location is Lat 30 19.205N, Long 087 20.011W.

permalink written by  mhaleyrn on July 5, 2009 from Pensacola, United States
from the travel blog: Sailing The Gulf
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Know just where you are..I checked the log of the "Afterglow" and on 6-20-79 we were there..Took some pictures, spent the night and enjoyed...Then went on to the PYC. ENJOY!!

permalink written by  James D. Haley on July 5, 2009

Wow. Looks like a great trip. Makes me miss our sailing days. It's been a long time. Great pics!

permalink written by  Kim Wikel on July 6, 2009

Glad to hear you finally got some wind! It has not been in short supply here....20s as usual. White sand and clear water...some day. Hope you made it to NO for the 4th. We were watching fireworks from back side of St Joe...Rockport and PA...dueling. Take care, Graham

permalink written by  stiletto257 on July 6, 2009

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