A nice morning beach walk, until the red tide forced us back to the boat -- this stuff is nasty, makes your eyes water, your throat tickle and your respiratory system complain! Time to do something else!
Next we took the dinghy to Manatee Lagoon, puttered slowly upwind then turned off the outboard and drifted through the lagoon several times. Lots of manatees, but none wanted to be photogenic this morning. It's about time that the tide is up enough we can get out and sail back to the marina, so off we go!
Perfect sail back... winds 11-15 over the starboard stern quarter ... wow! Flying at times with a knot of current pushing us! Now we'll just hope all of "fix it" packages from our shakedown cruise have arrived at the marina.