Lighthouse at Jupiter Inlet
11/14/2009, Lake Worth, Florida
November 13th, 2009 Peck Lake to Lake Worth, Fl
11/14/2009, Peck Lake, FL
We left our anchorage about 8 a.m. and headed south on the ICW. This stretch has more bridges than any other section that we travel. Our trip today was only about 16 miles but took us about 4 hours instead of 3, which would be normal.
At the north end of Lake Worth we topped off our fuel tank and proceeded around the corner to the anchorage. After some lunch and showers we lowered the dinghy and went ashore. There is a good grocery and a mall close by. Our main goal was to purchase some beef to get in our freezer. Good beef in the Bahamas is rare and it is nice to have as much as possible on board when we leave.
When our shopping was completed we returned to the boat and wasted some time before the pre-game show came on at 6. We spent the evening listening to the first MSU basketball game of the year.
November 12th....2009 Vero Beach to Peck Lake, FL
11/14/2009, Vero Beach, FL
We left about 8 a.m., with Jay taking over our mooring shortly after. It was a cold, grey day in Florida and we had fleece on most of the morning. The wind was from the northwest so there was no protection in the cockpit.
With favorable tides and current we arrived around 12:30 and had a relaxing afternoon.
It remained cool, so we roasted a turkey breast and some potatoes for dinner and then watched "Momma Mia" in the evening.
November 11th, 2009 Vero Beach, FL
During the morning I worked on cutting out the area in the cockpit where our new shower will be installed. It took some time, but by about noon it was in place. I won't plumb it in until we have a day to take the sole up to run hose back there from the galley.
Steve and I took the noon bus to West Marine to pick up our orders while Kathy and Kim ran a few loads of laundry.
On our return I ran a couple of loads of water to top off our tank and then went to work on the new nav light. I had to drill the bracket on the bow sprit but it went together quite well. The problems started when I connected it to power and there was none. On further inspection I found that the old wire that runs through the stainless bow rail was damaged by lightning.
Kathy was on the phone with Nancy who said that I could use their car to run back to West Marine for some new wire. I dropped Kathy off at "Solitaire" and headed back to town.
When I returned we stopped at the fuel dock for some to top off our gasoline cans and to check out. We plan to move south tomorrow morning.
Steve and I worked on the nav light until dark and finally got things working.
Kathy made dinner while I put tools away and straightened things up in the cockpit.