Getting to Ft. Pierce
14 March 2022 | Jensen Beach
As planned, we headed north early in the morning to get through 6 or 7 drawbridges before anchoring. The weather was ideal for all but the last mile of the trip.
In that last mile, a squall blew through. Winds went from light to over 40 kts in a few minutes. The high winds were accompanied by blinding rain. We worked hard to keep our 40 ft boat in a 125 ft channel with wind blowing at right angles to the channel. My biggest concern was actually that some Floridian would come through in another boat. That is actually what happened when a guy in a 21 ft center console outboard comes through at 15 kts and had to turn hard to avoid us. After about 30 minutes the wind abated and we approach our anchorage.
We anchored north of the Jensen Beach bridge. We headed north the next morning for a couple of days in Ft. Pierce. We met up with Kim and Bill Pate and went to dinner at Vicki and Jim Harding’s house. We had a wonderful dinner. On Sunday we relaxed and Monday we resume the trek north.