S/V Moxie pushed on close to Melbourne, FL, where our friends Moira and Eddie have just passed though on their way to Fernandina Beach to crew on S/V Life of Riley, we hope to catch up with them soon, in the mean-time their good pals (whom we met at our home port in NS), Steve and Prill, live here. It just so happened that we anchored just across the Indian River Lagoon from where they live. Our evening at ‘Dragon’s Point’ was a novelty for us: sitting out in the warmth with lots of festive lights all around us! The next day, we crossed the Indian River Lagoon and had a tour of Eau Gallie (a unique artsy section of Melbourne, FL), with Steve and Prill, great ambassadors for this region. We had lunch with them at “Squid Lips” and then (we had the use of Moira’s Mercedes) Gerry got a ‘hot spot’ at Verizon.
We provisioned the next day and started stashing stuff under the V-Berth and other nooks and crannies on the boat.
Steve and Prill had us to their beautiful home for a BBQ, what a treat, as was the laundry getting done and the showers- a date was made for breakfast and we ended up doing a tour of the outlying area, spotting at Sebastian Inlet State Park where we had an informative and very enthusiastic volunteer ranger/guide talk to us about fish and shells. We lunched at Sunny Side Up and then parted somewhat reluctantly from our friends’ cozy home out into the wild blue yonder with promises to get together again along with our friends Eddie and Moira.
We left the Melbourn area bound for Vero Beach. We ended up staying there for 4 nights as everything is so handy and easily accessible. There were a lot of other Canadians and even a couple of Nova Scotian boats. A beautiful Atlantic Beach was a short walk away from the City Marina, and the free buses ran every hour into town and the shopping areas. We left for Stuart on our way to Okeechobee, and will continue with the that section in the next blog.
Again, getting to a strong wi-fi area is a challenge. Although Vero had just about everything, a good hot spot was not one of them.
Nov 30/Dec 1/14 St Augustine’s Municipal Dock, St Augustine, FL
(Mile 777 ICW)
Dec 2/14 Anchorage, Fort Matanzas, FL (Mile 792 ICW)
Dec 3/14 Anchorage, Rockhouse Creek, FL (Mile 843 ICW)
Dec 4/ 14 Mooring, Titusville Municiple Marina, Titusville, FL
(Mile 878 ICW)
Dec 5/14 Anchorage, Indian Harbour Beach (Dragon’s Point)
(Mile 914 ICW)
Dec 6/14 Anchorage, Eau Gallie N., FL (Mile 914 ICW)
Dec 7-8/14 Anchorage, Eau Gallie S., FL (Mile 915 IWC)
Dec 9/14 Mooring, Vero Beach Marina , FL ( Mile 952 ICW)