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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Patience pays off

Docked at:  Still at The Moorings, Carrabelle Florida Panhandle

Hello Loopers, Near and Far,

Today is Wednesday, December 14th. Today will start the beginning of one of the best weather windows on the Gulf this season. By noon, the winds will die down and by late afternoon, seas will be in the comfortable range for the overnighters. Tomorrow and tomorrow night will be even better with a full moon showing the way. It will be magical out on the Gulf tomorrow night. This musing is not without warning. Staying too far off the coast could be edgy. Vessels should leave from East Pass and head straight for Anclote Key and then to Tarpon Springs or Clearwater. Good luck and Merry Christmas from Mother Nature.

In order to make a big crossing like the Gulf of Mexico captains check several sources before deciding when to go and which route to follow. The message above is from Tom who writes a memo on the Loopers site every morning just about the crossing from here to Tarpon or Clearwater.
So, if we were in a hurry - hury being a four letter word on a boat - we would leave today but it appears that tomorrow will be pretty darn close to perfect. Thank you MN