About 3/10ths of a mile ahead is a channel marker that you can just barely see. Normally we line up with those markers and the ones we have passed to stay in the narrow ICW channel.
We are less than a 1/3rd of a mile away from a bridge we went under
that is now invisible.
To add to the issue of visibility, are crazy Floridians who know the water, so they zipped through the fog and suddenly appeared coming straight toward us or flew past us. It is common along the Gulf ICW to have a narrow channel that is dredged with "skinny water" (depths of 3'or less) on either side so space is an issue when you need 5'+ under the boat.
At this point we could only see less than 2/10ths of a mile ahead of us. So Al drove with the auto pilot following our "mouse tacks" on our wonderful Garmin GPS while I watched ahead and behind with our new stabilizing binoculars that we got each other for Christmas! Thank you technology!! Since we have already recently run along this part of the GICW, we have little tracks of our pathway that we took a week ago, just like Hansel and Gretle left bread crumbs to find their way home!!
Then very late in the day, around 5pm, the wind picked up and began to blow the fog away and the sun burned through and Voila!
We entered our old friend Cayo Costa anchorage with a pristine blue sky and smooth water at just after 6:15, a bit weary but pleased that our updated electronics and our team work paid off to land us just where we wanted to be!! We have now been on this loop adventure for 6 months as of 3/15!
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