Time out until December 26
29 November 2011 | Hutchinson Island, Florida
We had a nice walk through downtown Melbourne yesterday while sitting out a day for forecasted bad weather that mostly missed us. Today we were underway at 6:55 am. We traveled 61 miles down the very scenic Indian River and arrived at Nettles Island Marina by 2:30 in the afternoon. At the Fort Pierce Inlet to the ocean several sailboats we traveled with went out into the ocean with plans to sail through the night and arrive at Miami at 8am tomorrow. As we continued down the ICW we listened to the chatter among those offshore boats about how wonderful the sailing conditions were out there now that the cold front had passed by. We hope we enjoy such conditions at the end of December to travel from here down to Marathon. Marathon is on Vaca Key, only a $2.00 bus ride away from Key West.
We have traveled approximately 1,129 miles to this point in the 25 days we have actually moved the boat from one place to the next. We have about 215 more miles to go to Marathon. Dreamboat will stay here on Hutchinson Island until December 26th. Weather permitting that is our target to set sail for Marathon. Please tune in then for more news about our adventure. Today's photo is Dreamboat at the dock in Nettles Island Marina. The Captain
This a wonderful vacation with a new adventure everyday. Today was a day of beautiful houses on the shores. Glorious palm trees adorned the Florida estates. When we arrived in Nettles Island, we took a walk to the beach. We saw clear, green/blue ocean water and sailboats drifting by. Our little marina has Christmas lights all around on shore and on the boats nearby. And to top it off, this island is full of golf carts! These are a few of my favorite things: boats, water, pelicans, clear waves, and golf carts. It is just great! The Admiral