We arrived safely in Ft Pierce, FL at about 0930 yesterday morning. We dropped the hook outside Harbourtown Marina and launched the dinghy. That allowed us to head ashore to call customs and then get a taxi out to the airport. After $30 for the cab and about an hour or so, we were all checked in with a new cruising permit in hand.
Back at the boat, we made lunch and hauled the anchor once again. Sailing north in the ICW, we arrived at Vero Beach shortly after 1600 hrs. There we rafted up with a trawler named TicTac, owned by Dave and Brenda Johnson, old friends from Kitchener, ON. Brenda and Dave had kindly invited us for dinner and refused to allow us to lift a finger. By 2000 hrs, after being up for over 37 hours, we tottered back to our boat, showered to cool off and crashed right into bed. I don’t think either of us moved all night long.
We plan to spend a day or so here and then head on north again. By some time this coming weekend, we should arrive at the marina. Then, we will prepare the boat for launch and pack up to head north, hopefully during the week before Easter.
Those are the plans but weather and other issues may change those on us at any time. Until we see you,
Murray & Heather