We've been sharing our plans with the various cruisers we've met. When we shared our thoughts with the captains around us here at Key West, we've been cautioned that it might be too much to handle. There are some long passages over open sea that can get pretty rough before reaching Puerto Rico. As we head down the Bahamas we'll continue to solicit advice. Maybe we'll discover it's not so bad, or maybe we'll find a captain who's done the trip many times and will accompany us. Or maybe we'll turn around and head north.
While we haven't given up completely on our Caribbean dream, we're preparing to. Should we decide discretion is the better part of valor, we'll head back to the eastern seaboard and head north. Steph's mom is in Myrtle Beach, so we could go there and visit a while. We'll see.