Life is all about the contrasts, first you live life as a “boat hippie” and before you know it you are cruising around in a big ass Suburban (a car) with friends in Miami Beach.
Our dear friends Bella, Jens and Lodin arrived to Miami by plane on the 10th already and our plan was to be there a couple of days before but the guy who is in charge of the wind decided to make that impossible. The trip from Turks and Caicos was dead slow and we had to use our engines on and off for more than 3 full days.
When you think of it- it´s pretty amazing how little diesel our engines needs to push us forward. If you only use one engine at a time and keep it running at only 1500 rpm our small diesel tanks will last a couple of days. The speed we get is off course really slow but it will keep us moving forward.
It was really nice feeling to see the skyscrapers in the horizon when we finally approached Miami in the night of the 12th of Mars.
We have now left the boat secured in the Dinner Key marina and have moved into our friend’s house for a couple of weeks. It felt really strange to sleep in a normal bed in a normal house after almost a year onboard our boat Bay Dreamer. Everything was so quiet and the bed didn’t move at all- it was dead still!?! Anna loved it- but I am still a little bit skeptic of the “non moving bed”, but I love the house and the fact that we are here with our friends.
I lost a lot of weight during our year on the sea and this place is perfect for training and gaining weight. The Americans sure know how to feed you in a weight gaining way and this house even got a gym and has equipment for fighting, lucky me- poor Anna!
We will stay here for a couple of weeks before my brother with his entourage arrives and will sail with us south to Cuba.
Over and out from bay dreamer