In this episode we continue south on a beautiful downwind daysail from Venice Beach to Boca Grande Pass, then spend a few days anchored at Cayo Costa State Park. We noticed a couple of younger cruisers drop their anchor next to us, so we dropped by to say hello. Despite what YouTube might have you think, most people out there sailing are closer to our parents’ age than ours. There’s nothing wrong with that, in fact it’s super cool. But when we meet other young cruisers whose interests align with ours, we jump at the chance to take a break and have a little fun — especially since we never know when we’ll run into them again!

Annie and Phillip aboard S/V Plaintiff’s Rest (havewindwilltravel.com) invited us to join them for a beach day full of of kiteboarding, swimming and “hunting” for manatee; the following morning Annie gave Lauren an aerial silks lesson aboard their boat. It was a pretty rad couple days all around. Many thanks to Annie & Phillip for showing us a good time.

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Lauren & Kirk

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