Monday, January 5, 2009

Miami, Florida - Waiting for the weather

Hello friends and family. We are still located in Miami, Florida waiting for decent weather to cross to the Bahamas. We were lucky to have some visitors over the past 2 weeks. It was wonderful to see our good friend Doris, Brian's sister Laura and Brian's Aunt Susan, her daughter Kristen and Brian's cousin Sara. The last 3 were down in Ft. Lauderdale for the Orange Bowl.

For New Year's Eve, we spent it with friends in Coconut Grove, Fl. It just happened that as we entered the harbor, we came across a couple that had kept their catamaran at our dock prior to the Annapolis Boat Show. Gary and Lisa sailed the Admiral 40 "Siya Sinana" from Cape Town, Africa to Annapolis. The evening was fun and was followed by fireworks from many different locations surrounding us. No New Year's Eve celebration would be complete without dressing up. Here is Emma in her self designed outfit. Emma and Ally were in heaven with Gary and Lisa's kid sized dogs.Miami is our last U.S. port of call prior to crossing to Bimini, Bahamas, so we are making sure to stock up on all our parts and food items. Parts are very difficult to get in the Bahamas and are subject to 40+% duty.