Saturday, July 4, 2020

Heading for the Cape

We are at sea right now just a few miles off the coast of Vero Beach. We travelled yesterday from our Palm Beach anchorage for about six hours up to Fort Pierce where we tied up for the night at Harbourtown Marina, an old haunt of mine that includes a pool, an outdoor restaurant that is good, and a full boatyard. Unfortunately, the yard was closed yesterday for the holiday weekend so we were unable to have anyone take a look at our broken air conditioner. The restaurant was a little too busy for us so we ordered takeout and enjoyed social distancing dining on the boat.

Today we are headed to Cape Canaveral where we will spend one night and continue north. The weather has been hot but with very calm seas. I don't believe we have seen any waves higher than one foot since leaving the Bahamas. For tomorrow, I need to do a little research to determine whether we will be at sea or in the Intracoastal Waterway. For going to sea, I need to figure out the distance out and around the Cape and also check on the condition of Ponce De Leon Inlet at New Smyrna Beach near Daytona. I have used this inlet years ago but will need some local knowledge to make a decision.

Port Canaveral normally has a pretty impressive fireworks event, but it was cancelled this year due to Covid fears. And besides, even if they had held it it was to have been last night. So we will likely have a quiet evening on board. 

Happy Fourth of July everyone!

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