Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Lake Worth

We had an unexpected bonus day of sailing today. The winds were predicted to be light and right in our nose. Instead, we had enough wind to sail for at least half the day. At one point we had 11 knots of breeze and we were moving at 9 knots (in the Gulf Stream, of course). We entered Lake Worth Inlet (just north of Palm Beach) and had a little trouble finding a place to anchor. We thought we would anchor just south of the inlet in what is called the turning basin. As we maneuvered around getting ready to drop the anchor we went aground. Turns out they dump the dredging "spoils" there so it was much shallower than indicated on the chart. Fortunately, we were able to get off of the shoal.
We eventually found a good place about 1 1/2 miles further south. 

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