conditions. We went out to sea a couple of times to make big jumps. That was very tiring. Our 2.10 meter (6,7ft) draught was a concern everywhere in/on the ICW, and therefore limiting. Most of the ICW is a tide's puzzle. It's either with or against. And we definately needed it on the rise over the shallows. We did the 862 NM ICW northbound from Cape Carneveral to Virginia from June to September. Winds were mostly very light and from the wrong direction. We motored a lot. However there were times we had rough ocean condition sailing, considering to turn around for safety. Other cruising boats, local or international, either direction, could be counted on one hand. Hefty commercial freight on the other hand, took us by surprise more often than not. There were places where one could see till the end of the earth and other places where we passed right through a city. It was a surprise receiving a vhf call, being spotted through our AIS, with an alert that where we were heading was a submersed danger. Thanks to involved people, in a country with accountable standards, we passed safely. There was one place where we had strong winds with heavy weather, but found a spot where we could tuck away safely for the night. We were pleased
with ourselves. And just as dusk turned into dark, we realized the sound in/at/on/around the horizon somewhere, = mosquitoes! Mosquitoes with GREEN blood! It took weeks to get rid of their invasion.
There were magical places I could live forever. Looking into the face of an inquisitive manatee is unforgetable. Seeing the unbelieveable moving lights as fish dance and dart through the bioluminescence water in a dark night is awesome. Dolphins are shy and hiding, so much in contrast to ocean dolphins. The birds and the bees and the moss in the trees, and now also the colourful
MYLADY will spend Christmas on the hard and end April 2020 sail direction Nova Scotia and New Foundland.