Usually, when we take the boat out, we are on the water for a good chunk of the day--somewhere between 4 and 6 hours. However, whenever we get the chance, we like to go on an overnight journey. Unfortunately, since both Eric and I work full-time jobs, there aren't a whole lot of opportunities to go sailing for days at a time.
Thankfully, we've have a long weekend coming up--Memorial Day! And just like last year, we're taking full advantage of the holiday by sailing to The Keys.
Technically, this won't be Helina's first sail to The Keys. She was with us last year when we went, too:
|Barefoot & Pregnant in the Cockpit|
I'm both excited and nervous to see how Helina does. At 10 months old, our little babe is now extremely active (and quite opinionated), and I'm not exactly sure how she's going to react to being trapped on a boat for 3 days. Granted, we'll be able to go ashore at some point (pending any dinghy/prop malfunctions, of course), but for the most part, we'll be lounging off-shore aboard Sea Gem.
Eric and I are very curious to see how Helina does on her first multi-day trip because, soon, we'll be taking a much longer one! More on that later...