I arrived this morning around 11 am at Key Biscayne after a long, but luckily uneventful night motor-sailing down the coast. After fueling up off Riviera Beach, I headed out through the cut around 3pm and turned south.
The wind was from the SE so motorsailing gave me an extra knot or so and I made about 5.5 knots against the weather. It was pretty peaceful and calm all night long and somewhat serene as I passed by all the beach communities along the way.
My first real excitement came around dawn as I neared the shipping channel off Miami. A lot of large traffic was inbound, most of it cruise ships, so I had to keep an eye on staying out of their way. I managed to get past Miami and found my way navigating through various shoals to get to Key Biscayne. The biggest hindrance in this is that the waves built up a bit as they came into the shallows so the seas were a bit dramatic.
Navigating my way through the sand bars was pretty easy with chart info. There were a couple time when I got under 7 feet that I started to get a bit nervous, but made it just fine into the bay and headed over to anchor for a good snooze at Key Biscayne.