21 May 2016 | Snead Island Boat Works, Manatee River
11 April 2016 | Regatta Pointe Marina, Palmetto, FL
17 March 2016 | Regatta Pointe Marina, Palmetto, FL
02 March 2016 | Regatta Pointe Marina, Palmetto, FL
02 March 2016 | Crow's Nest Marina, Venice, FL
21 February 2016 | Ft. Meyers Beach Mooring Field
17 February 2016 | Gulf Harbor Marina, Fort Myers, FL
16 February 2016 | Gulf Harbor Marina, Fort Myers, FL
15 February 2016 | Gulf Harbor Marina, Fort Myers, FL
13 February 2016 | Ft. Meyers Beach Mooring Field
31 January 2016 | Ft. Meyers Beach Mooring Field
25 January 2016 | Burnt Store Marina, FL
21 January 2016 | Platinum Point Yacht Club, Burnt Store Marina, Charlotte Harbor Florida
20 January 2016 | Sarasota Mooring Field
28 December 2015 | Regatta Pointe Marina, Palmetto, FL
16 December 2015 | Regatta Pointe Marina, Palmetto, FL
06 December 2015 | Gulfport Municipal Marina, Gulfport, FL
02 December 2015 | Gulfport Municipal Marina, Gulfport, FL
30 November 2015 | Clearwater Harbor Marina, Clearwater, FL
28 November 2015 | Moorings Marina, Carrabelle, FL
17 December 2011 | Vero Beach Marina
It's hard to be sitting here with nothing going on. It was a lovely day today, and Vero Beach is a lovely spot, but we were supposed to be in the Bahamas by now, and to sit here on a lovely day not able to move the boat is frustrating.
We did fix one more thing. We were talking to the mechanic about all the water in our bilge and explained to him about the little tube coming off the anti-siphon valve on the generator. I've mentioned before that water runs through that to our wet locker and then into our bilge. He said there should be a check valve (one-way valve) in the fixture where the tube connects to the generator water hose; that is obviously broken. We took it off the other day and checked it and it was. Bud bought a replacement at West Marine here and this morning he replaced it.
This afternoon we took a ride in our dinghy. I had in mind putting around the backwater here, but after touring the anchorage Bud headed out to the main channel. He opened it up and we went a mile or so on down. Then we met a series of power boats leaving large wakes, and the biggest wake came over the bow and soaked me. We headed back and followed a channel off to the side of the Indian River. We went behind an island that was a park, under the bridge that connected it to land, and past this peninsula that also seemed to be part of the park. I might try to walk down by land tomorrow.
I spent the rest of the afternoon relaxing in the cockpit and reading while Bud went fishing again. A very nice day, but I must admit I'm pretty restless.