Day 1-Feb. 1st, 2018
Our first night away from Jensen's was thankfully blissfully uneventful. Though we had a late start, as I had to buy a new swimsuit before setting off, it was a beautiful sunny day with perfectly flat water. We motored for about 25 nautical miles before dropping the hook by Merwin Key, a small mangrove island, near the southern tip of Sanibel. An inquisitive dolphin followed us into our anchorage and even splashed water at us as we made our last turn. It was a great way to say good night on our first day. The night was calm and the stars bright, and we enjoyed our first meal of the journey to the sound of water lapping at our sides, with a bright red sunset over the mangroves.