Wednesday, February 29th – Leap Day

Fisher Island anchorage

Thursday’s weather still looks promising for a crossing to the Bahamas.  Our patient wait has come to an end.  The time has come to bid farewell to Coconut Grove and position Cutter Loose for a quick getaway in the pre-dawn hours of Thursday morning.

It is akin to Christmas Eve aboard Cutter Loose.  We are at anchor south of the magnificent condo setting of Fisher Island.  With the Miami skyline as a backdrop, Cutter Loose is joined by five other Island Packets at anchor, including Catspaw, Island Spirit, Flatlander, Lark and Dragon’s Toy.  Early tomorrow morning, it will be a short hop through Government Cut and into the Atlantic Ocean.  But this afternoon, it is time for final preparation, relaxation and early retirement in anticipation of our 4 AM start in the morning.

The Island Packet fleet, anchored near the giraffe-like cranes in Fisherman's Channel in Miami

Internet access is very limited in the Bahamas, which is in keeping with the purpose of our voyage…to experience the pristine nature of this special place.  This blog will be updated periodically when Cutter Loose is in range of WiFi hotspots.  In the meantime, please be sure to check this site frequently for updates of our winter cruise to the Bahamas.

Freshly baked muffins for our early morning departure

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