Monday, November 7, 2016
11/07 To Panama City, FL
After a while we entered a 22 mile section known as the Grand Canyon.
Finally, we crossed West Bay toward Panama City. Here is a good example of the buoys we have seen in FL. There are so many birds that have left presents on the buoys that they have been turned white. Both the red and the greens are white. You need to make sure of the shape for your navigation.
We had been having an electrical problem that we wanted fixed before we crossed the gulf. The fellow that was recommended by the marina got and installed a new alternator so we can be on our way in the morning.
For dinner, we walked the short distance to Hunt's Oyster Bar. What a treat.
Tomorrow, we head to Apalachicola. We are watching Eddie's Weather WAG. Eddie is an AGLCA member who reports the weather for the crossing from Carrabelle to Tarpon Springs. This portion is expected to take about 21 hours of continuous cruising across the gulf. Right now Eddie is thinking an overnight crossing on Thursday to Friday morning will be best. He does daily updates and we will follow his advice.
Lat 30 degrees 10.12 North
Long 85 degrees 42.21 West