Day 2 – NY to FLA Provisioning.
We flew in Sunday morning from Toronto. We rented a car and drove to Petersen’s Boat yard just north of the Tappanzee bridge where the boat rested on the hard since our delivery south from Toronto at the end of August. If you need any work done on your boat, minor or major, this is the place to get it done, they took excellent care of our boat, and the staff is top notch with customer service. If you need to store your boat, short term or long term the fees are also reasonable.
We spent a few hours just getting the boat ready; putting up the full enclosure, setting up the safety equipment, washing the decks, and organized the inside of the boat. We ordered a Storm JIB, Life raft and a solar panel on-line in the US, and had them shipped down to the boat yard, this saved Canadian Customs and taxes.
Cezary and I hoisted Peter up the mast, we adjusted the top spreaders, and tightened them up. We threaten not to let him down, but he did not care much, he actually enjoyed it up there.
Then it was off to the grocery store for provisioning. This was a very scientific process. Cez and I went in, loaded two grocery carts, while Peter slept in the car. Actually, we bought 150 bottles of water, and other liquids, snacks foods, lots of fruits & vegetables, apples, bananas, peaches, mangoes, tomatoes and onions. We want to make sure we don’t get scurvy! We have enough steaks for two dinners plus hamburgers, sausages, stir frys, cold cuts, pizza, ready made chicken soups, clam chowders, cheese, bread, buns, cereals, dry fruits and nuts, milk and whole lot more. Have a look at the pics.
$550 bucks later and we shall be on our way….This should last us about 4-5 days. We plan to pull into port further down and re-supply.
UPDATED: We completed to journey to Florida, 5 days 3 hours, possibly a cruisers record. We found that we had enough food for about 8-9 days on board. We ended up donating the perishable items to a less fortunate person we found in Jacksonville, Florida.