West Palm Beach to Fort Pierce on Route to Cape Canaveral
01 June 2009 | Beaudacious and Third Boat that Joined us at Anchor in Fort Pierce
We anchored in West Palm Beach for the night and navigated along the coast to Fort Pierce the next morning where we also anchored for just one night prior to making a 12-hour trip to Cape Canaveral before sunset. Nearly 400 miles long, the coast of Florida is about ½ the distance from Key West to our final destination in the Chesapeake Bay and Cape Canaveral was about 1/3 of the way. We were amazed at how long it would take us to get back home. But at the same time we wanted to see some places in the East coast of the US by water.
Our anchorages in West Palm Beach and Fort Pierce where just off the ICW and near entrances to the ocean. There were homes nearby but no dingy dock or way to hop on shore. Anchoring in the US is not as available as it is abroad so we have had to go into marinas, something we had hoped to avoid.