Started day: mile marker 966 Ended day: mile marker 998 We decided mid-morning on Sunday (Dec 12th) to move further south.  A storm was coming and we were not very protected in our Fort Pierce anchorage.  Stew’s back had been hurting the last few days and it was starting to hurt worse so getting somewhere safe seemed a good idea. We decided to anchor in Hobe Sound.  A beautiful anchorage and no one was here, which was nice.  As soon as we arrived we started seeing…Continue Reading “Arrived at Beautiful Hobe Sound”

Started day: mile marker 951 Ended day: mile marker 966 We had a great time in Vero Beach but we were ready to move on to a new anchorage. We pulled anchor and said goodbye to our mooring neighbors, Symbiose, at around 9:30 on Wednesday. It was a very calm day with little wind so we just motored south. We noticed the really blue water as we entered the Fort Pierce area so we grabbed an anchorage just south of the Fort Pierce Inlet (and bridge),…Continue Reading “On to Fort Pierce”

Started day: mile marker 943 Ended day: mile marker 951 We slept in a bit this morning (Sunday, Dec 5th at Sebatian Wabasso Bridge), but were quickly awakened with all the Sunday boat traffic. The anchorage finally calmed down last night, but the weekend boaters were out and about again. Stew did some fishing and we fussed around a bit before heading off to Vero Beach. We pulled into the fuel dock to get our mooring assignment and to fill the diesel and water tanks –…Continue Reading “Rafting on a Mooring in Vero Beach”

Started day: mile marker 918 Ended day: mile marker 943 Woke to a beautiful sunrise although a bit chilly. Since it was Saturday we indulged and had a big breakfast of eggs, toast, veggies and wonderful alvacado! After breakfast I made some lentil veggie soup in my thermal pot (thank you Diane!). Our sail/motor to Sebastian was a bit brutal. Because it was Saturday there were alot of boats out and about. We had a terrible run in with a large 50′ convertible motor boat going…Continue Reading “On to Sebastian”

Started day: mile marker 900 Ended day: mile marker 918 Although the morning was pretty cold (50s), we had a really beautiful sunrise and putzed around a bit. Stew fiddled with the engine, hoping that tightening some things would solve the raw water intake problem. We finally pulled up anchor around 11am and headed down the ICW toward Melbourne, arriving at 3:00. We fished and I finally got to do some reading – trying to get back into my paperback I started probably this summer sometime!!

Started day: mile marker 878 Ended day: mile marker 900 We had an awesome last night in Titusville. Weather was brisk but clear, pizza and ice cream were perfect. This morning we both woke early (5:30am) with smiles from ear to ear. It could not be calmer in the marina for our departure. We both had anxiety about getting the boat out of the slip. With the 4 pilings and boats beside us and behind us, and not having driven the boat for about 10 months…Continue Reading “And we left!!”

Started day: mile marker 829 Ended day: mile marker 878 We woke early to get a good start on our trip to Cocoa Beach Village marina. It would be a very long day. We thought we might be able to anchor on the way or get a mooring in Titusville, Fl. The day was really comfortable temperature. Had a good time and we were looking forward to Cocoa Beach and having a warmer resting place for the next month. We arrived at Titusville and talked about…Continue Reading “Landing in Titusville?”

Started day: mile marker 778 Ended day: mile marker 829 We ended up getting in late last night so we opted to take the rent-a-car back this morning. Stew ended up having to walk the 2 miles back to the boat. This delayed our departure by an hour – but we were on our way by 9am arriving in Daytona at 3:30. We found out that the above image of the large docks and nice buildings and there is a restaurant were closed down by the…Continue Reading “Speeding to Daytona”

Started day: mile marker 739 Ended day: mile marker 778 We left the Jacksonville Free Dock shortly after breakfast. We crossed St John’s River without incident and followed the tide to St. Augustine. We arrived in St. Augustine harbor and noticed the Bridge of Lions draw bridge was raised as it was 3:30 – we quickly called the bridge tender and talked our way into being able to go through… we seem to be very lucky with these bridges. Although we were still about 10 minutes…Continue Reading “Saint Augustine”

Started day: mile marker 717 Ended day: mile marker 739 The morning began with a beautiful sunrise and we headed into Fernandina Harbor Marina for water and to take care of the composting toilet. We were heading to Jacksonville today and a freedock that Dave and Diane used the night before. Always good to have first hand account of where you are going! We crossed Nassau Sound and into Sawmill creek and into Gunnison Creek and finally into Sisters Creek. It was a very calm uneventful…Continue Reading “Jacksonville Free Dock”