After our 18 hour trip we arrived at Shelter Cove Marina where Teddy and a few marina employees were ready to catch our dock lines. It was a little crazy having a handful of people ready to receive us as we pulled in, but I guess that’s the kind of reception you get at Shelter Cove. There was something else we noticed as we pulled in. S/V Sabbatique an Antares 44 was in the slip right in front of us. It was pretty cool having two Antares right together. I should provide a little context. Antares is not a huge producer but they have more than a handful of boats sailing around. However, outside of a boat show Lisa and I have never seen one in “the wild”. Since we started our trip from Oriental we have seen 3 different Antares, and now we unknowingly get a dock right behind another. It’s a little crazy to see so many after never seeing one outside of a show. Kevin and Monique were great to meet and they showed us aboard their beautiful boat so we could get some ideas on how to set up Unwritten Timeline. We’ll be stealing several of their ideas.
We spent the majority of our time hanging out with TeddyJ and catching up. Lisa got the grand tour of Asante. Since she still had to work when we sailed this was her first time seeing Asante and meeting Teddy, even though we’ve listened to all of his podcasts. We grilled out on Unwritten Timeline and ventured to West Marine (of course) and went out to dinner before Teddy was due back at work. Not much longer for him though. Soon enough we’ll see him in Florida or the Caribbean somewhere.
This too was a short layover before we pushed on to Stuart Florida and what would be home port for the next 7 months.