Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Sebastian Inlet

Mosquito crewed by SOS and SandyBottom

Team B&B Yacht Designs reached the stage point at Sebastian Inlet at 5:11 pm.  Chief was there to greet them.   They said their first priority is to find a big hamburger or equivalent. 

Arriving at the Sebastian Inlet stage point

Stage point at the boat ramp

Sebastian Inlet State Park:
the stage point is located at the boat ramp

Restaurants and town shops are across the river in Roseland and Sebastian.  Chief will provide transportation as needed.   SB and SOS want to recharge their batteries, wash clothes, resupply food and water,  shower and sleep.  They are planning to anchor and sleep on the Mosquito.   I suggested they might like Captain Butcher's Marina which is 2 blocks from Walmart, is near several restaurants and offers docks and a boat slip, very nice accomodations (hot showers, real beds!), and a restaurant.  But no.  They want to stay in camping mode.

Update:  Chief reported that "They got resupplied and got two huge takeout meals from a local pub. They will be camping here for the night and moving on early in the morning."

Mosquito Magnet is not far behind in his kayak and should arrive later today.

The Sebastian Inlet stage point marks the end of Stage2 of the Ultimate Florida Challenge.
   SP0 Fort DeSoto
   SP1 Key Largo 
   SP2 Sebastian Inlet
   SP3 Fort Clinch     -- switch to paddling a Kruger Seawind, for rivers & portage
   SP4 Cedar Key     -- switch back to sailing the Mosquito
   SP5 Fort DeSoto

SPOT Messenger device mounted on tiller along with white LED waterproof stern light

It's been a long way from the start....

SandyBottom and SOS preparing Mosquito on Sunday March 4

SOS at sunrise working on Mosquito on Monday March 5

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