Cruising With The Chilbergs: Key Biscayne, Fort Lauderdale And The Bahamas Beyond (BLOG)

We're preparing for the Bahamas departure in the next hour as we await our final diesel delivery by tanker. The final Florida leg was an adventure, with plenty on rain to spare.
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“If you can see the path laid out before you, it’s not yours.”

— Joseph Campbell

Well here we are! We're preparing for the Bahamas departure in the next hour as we await our final diesel delivery by tanker. Lee and I left Key Biscayne for Fort Lauderdale Saturday and the weather report stated that there was a 30 percent chance of rain.

As I look back, I believe that they really meant 30 inches! It poured most of the way up and we docked in a driving rain storm. Thank god, we have a dryer on board!

Lee comforting the dogs during the thunder.

Lee comforting the dogs during the thunder.

The dogs hated the thunder, but Lee experienced and passed the bad weather test!

Buzz Smith, my childhood friend from Rumson New Jersey, chauffeured us to West Marine, Total Wine, and Publix for our last provisions. Thank you Buzz! Dennis Edwards, my college roommate arrived last night and we will take off for our first stop, Cat Cay. Hopefully, we will have Wi-Fi in the Bahamas to keep you posted. As Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “The world exists for the education of each man.”

The Bahamas is the most beautiful educational venue imaginable! Bon voyage!

This year's Bahamas crew.

This year's Bahamas crew.

Visit Joe on his blog, here.

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