Looks like a low has developed off the Florida coast. Not a big deal, for salty sailors. But I refuse to take Sea Bird and her untried crew to sea in anything but near ideal conditions. My first mate will surely mutiny. And having no Marines on board, will surely be successful. Looks like the new plan (here we go again) has us moving to the Skull Creek staging area on Tuesday for a Wednesday departure and Thursday arrival in Florida.
So we spent a cloudy day in Beaufort at anchor and watching movies.
The Fantastic Four pulled through in both. I was worried about the Silver Surfer, as memories from my childhood were unclear as to his motives. It still doesn't seem quite right to me, but I have to trust Stan Lee.
Back on board, the house batteries seem to be an issue. They are depleted in the mornings to the point where the engine will not start, even after only running the anchor light, some house lights (mostly LED or fluorescent which are low power draw) and the fresh water pump at night. Also, they don't seem to be charging like they used to from the solar panel. I did research today and charged them from the engine tonight just before sundown. If they are not up to snuff in the morning, I will replace them here, at anchor, before I take this problem out to sea.
Dinner tonight was grilled pimento cheese sandwiches made with Pauley's Island Pimento Cheese. This stuff just might turn me into a foodie. Usually food is not that big a deal to me, but this stuff is the bomb. Go find it and buy it. Pay the extra $2.00 premium. Do it. Trust me. We have three or four on board in our limited refrigerator space.
We plan to spend tomorrow banging around in Beaufort. The weather should be nice. Maybe we can find Carol some ice cream.