When we woke this morning, instead of the north wind at 11 that was forecast, we saw a beautiful blue morning with no wind. But before the first cup of coffee was done, the fog started drifting in.
I love firsts, and this was the very first time I saw a fog rainbow! Weird! Here one end is reflected in the water with a flock of birds flying by. It was an absolutely beautiful rainbow, but hard to capture on camera, so you'll have to take my word for it. :)
The first fish boat of the day to sell their catch at Cabbage Key, the fog is starting to lift.
Now we can even see the white pelicans and birds on the other side of the channel. And several markers south of where we were anchored, so it's time for anchor up.... unfortunately that north wind materialized right about then and blew the fog right back on us and we motorsailed in a fog window for the first hour and a half - weird -- and a bit scarey. Luckily most boats weren't out and about yet.
Later crossing the Miserable Mile, that wasn't the case. We can't decide if they call it the miserable mile because of the strong current that lies in wait to suck unwary navigators off into the foot of water on either side of the narrow channel... or if it's miserable because of all the power boaters that seem to think it's OK to FLY through this narrow channel creating absolutely havoc for the rest of us. Grumble, but luckily it's "only" a mile!
Once through the miserable mile, we found our anchorage, watched a spectacular sunset and now we're relaxing in the cockpit listening to a live band at a nearby resort play Louie Armstrong "and I think to myself, what a wonderful world" -- yep, they've got that right! :)