Thursday, March 08, 2007


Update: SandyBottom arrived at the finish line in Key Largo at 5:30 pm today (Friday).

Over the last quarter mile, SandyBottom was escorted by her son, SOS, who had come out to greet her in ManitouCruiser's Kruger Seawind (orange Balogh sail).

KiwiBird arrived at about 3:08 pm today. Six other challengers also arrived this afternoon. TGamble is still between CP3 and the finish line as of this writing. KneadingWater arrived Thurday night after 8pm.

Here is a photo of KiwiBird, SandyBottom and KneadingWater. KW became separated from KB and SB in the Wilderness Waterway. Feeling very sorry about that, KW brought flowers and coronas to KB and SB when they landed.

Friday (Day7), SandyBottom is planning to depart Flamingo at 2:00 am in order to cross Florida Bay before dark on Friday.

The 35mile crossing expected to be windy. The earliest she could possibly arrive would be about 9:00 am (with a strong wind at her back).

On the other hand, if she has to paddle into a strong head wind, at say 2 mph, then it could be as late as 6:00 pm when she arrives; and, if she had to stop for rest breaks it could be even later.


monica said...

I'm SO glad to hear you made it safely to CP3! Sail (or paddle) On!!!

Capt'n "O" Dark 30 said...

Pick me up some Key Lime pie on your way back!! ;-)

Great effort!


Scott said...

Congrats SandyBottom! It was fun to follow you online. Great job.

bonnie said...

Congratulations! Been great reading about it - looking forward to your own review!

Michael said...

Awesome to finish with your son in sight! Terrific!