Keeping Warm in Vero
09 December 2010 | Vero Beach, FL
Beth / still in fleecies
We've been doing a little socializing, a little organizing, a little exercising in the last few days. It's all about leading a balanced life, you know?!
Karin and Ed (Passages) invited us to join them for a cockpit Happy Hour with Hal and Penny (Volantis), Phil, Lorraine and Katie (Changes) and Ann (Bees Knees) and we had a grand time. It was so much fun to spend time with these old friends whom we met in Fernandina Beach in chilly December last year, and to meet a whole group of new folks too.
Nancy and Jim (Solitaire) invited us to dinner and a sleepover on Tuesday night. It was wonderful to see their beautiful new home, to meet their NS neighbours, Barbara and Richard, and to enjoy their warm hospitality. We went to the CLOD (Cruisers Living on Dirt) breakfast with them on Wednesday morning, and met many of the local cruising crowd who live in Vero. Some still cruise; some are land based but keep up their connections.
Back at the marina, we met up with Valerie and Graham (Bonnie Lass), Bruce (Zingara) and Eric (Further) and look forward to spending some time with all of them. Tonight is the cruisers gathering so if it doesn't rain, we'll be there to enjoy music and food and conversation. It rained a bit last night, but it's just overcast today. Although it has warmed up some, there were a whole lot of bodies happy to get their bottoms on warm seats on the bus to town this morning!
I spliced the hook onto our new snubber line - glad to see that I haven't totally forgotten the splicing skills Ralph taught me back at TYC! Jim has been working at getting our external antenna set up so we have a better wifi connection if it is ever available. He says he will never ever deal with Sea Tech Communications again since they never return e-mails or phone calls. Extremely frustrating!
I took the picture above outside a school on one of our walks. Interesting!
We have booked our flights home and will fly out of Orlando on Dec 14th, returning on Dec 29th. With any luck, the stars will align, the gods will smile, the weather will be favourable and we'll sail on out of here bound for the south and east!