Now that we've had a chance to calm down and reflect on the prior days events, we talked about "the plan". While she wasn't 100% on the idea of living full time on a boat, she definitely wanted to go sailing again. The whole "when you fall off a horse, you have to get right back on" attitude. Just not today. One decision appears to have been made though. We will probably be getting a catamaran and not a monohull.
|St. Pete Pier with the Vinoy Marina Behind|
Since we were going to be in port all day and I have an old friend that kinda lives in the area, it made sense to see if we could get together. He hadn't been to St. Pete in a while so it was a good excuse. So after visiting the local farmers market, we met up with my friend and his daughter. We showed them our accommodations (my wife started calling our boat/hotel the boat-tel), took the $0.50 trolley tour of downtown, and then went out to the St. Petersburg Pier for lunch. It was good to see them again.
And to try to give this post a little sailing content, here's our "boat-tel". The Catalina 309 "It's About Time II" chartered from Sailing Florida.