Thursday (April 11) morning Roger joined us for the leg across Tampa Bay and down to Sarasota. The winds picked up all afternoon and by the time we moored, we had steady 20+ knots, with gusts to 25. We had trouble with the jib's roller furling again (rolling too tight and not wrapping all the way). After an hour of wrestling with it (and the sail winning), we un-moored and headed down wind to get some relief. That worked and we returned to our mooring ball at Marina Jacks.
Friday (April 12), Stacey - thank you! -came to pick us up and let us use her car. We spent the day visiting, doing some laundry and planning the next legs. Late in the afternoon we met up with Norm and his two kids, Lila and Cooper, at the beach. The kids had a ball and saw lots of cool stuff. We had a great dinner with Roger, Stacey, Norm, and and the kids and then a very wet dinghy ride back to the boat - the wind is still at 15+ and out of the south where this bay has no protection.