Next I called the Capital One Master Card. Phyllis was very helpful. She started the claim and talked me through how everything would proceed. She said it takes months to get the information back and forth between the rental agency and them. And not to be surprised if this takes 6 months to settle. So not to worry about leaving for the Bahamas. Anything they need from me, they will request online. This put our minds at ease. I then cancelled my claim through VISA, duh.
We all showered then refilled our aft water tank with marina water. We keep the forward tank for our water maker. We left the marina shortly after the 11:00 check out time. It was a fairly calm day. Heading out the inlet was pretty comfortable. 2 years ago we were rocking pretty hard bow to stern like a hobby horse. Alice handled it fine.
|ready to leave the marina|
|our channel out to the ICW then the inlet to the ocean|
|found a stow away|
|the cruise ship on the horizon looked much bigger in person|
|a big one got away with part of Dave's fishing gear|
|sunset on our first day|