We decided to rent a satellite phone for this next leg of our trip so that we can continue to receive important weather forecasts and notices even when we can't get wifi. And not just for the obvious cases like when we're 100's of miles from shore but we have only spotty reports of reliable wifi all through the Bahamas. We're right on the edge of the hurricane season so we want as much notice as we can get as there aren't a lot of places to hide until we get to FL.
The other benefit of this is that we can send short email messages when we connect to download the latest weather forecasts. The data speed of this phone is not very fast at all (2400bps) so we'll have to keep it short. In fact, this message is going out over the sat phone as a test so I better stop now.
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