Dolphins and Pelicans
15 November 2011
A view from our dining room.........
We have been having most of our meals in our cockpit since arriving at Ft. Pierce on Sunday. Tonight we grilled tuna and were able to watch the pelicans dive for their dinner while the dolphins surfaced to breath and redive for their dinner. All of this happened during a quiet and beautiful sunset overlooking the Ft. Pierce Inlet and surrounding islands.
We arrived at Ft. Pierce on Sunday after an overnight sail from St. Augustine. We had the added challenge of navigating the Cape Canaveral shoals in the middle of the night. Seas were calm and winds favorable when we left St. Augustine but by the time we arrived at Ft. Pierce the seas had built significantly and the winds were a bit more challenging. These were definitely the most turbulent seas we have encountered with just Cathy, Sassy and myself aboard.
A beautiful day today in Ft. Pierce. We took a long bike ride to West Marine, CVS, the fish market and the historical district. We are definitely feeling the extended ride tonight. Yesterday Cathy scrubbed and washed the entire boat after our salt spray ride from St. Augustine while I worked on anchor and windless problems. Tomorrow we rewash the forward deck as several birds did a great job of personally autographing Cathy's hard work.
Tomorrow is household chores and time to get ready to move to West Palm Beach/Lake Worth on Thursday. We have a possilbe one day weather window before the next cold front passes thru South Florida.
We left at first light on Thursday 11/17 for West Palm Beach