Deluge of rain
05 November 2021 | Enroute to Stuart
It started to pour down rain in the middle of the night as a cold front passed through the region. We had expected it and had closed the ports before we got into bed. The hatch over Scott’s head was open and he got a wake up call in the form of raindrops. It rained quite hard and quite steady and it was still doing that when we woke. I had a car reserved at Budget so we could go down to Indiantown and pick up our car. Good thing I had packed my foul weather jacket and umbrellas. It was going to be a long wet walk to Budget a little more than a mile to get there. I was slated to pick the car up at 10:30. After coffee and a quick breakfast Scott pumped the rainwater out of the dingy, I put together my bag to take with me and we were off. Scott was going to hang out at the marina while I went to get the car. I’d pick him up and we’d head to Indiantown.
The cruising world is full of good people. On his way to the washroom Scott ran into Terri. They got to talking and turns out Terri is on her way to Indiantown and offered us a ride out there. He came back to tell me this to see if I could cancel the car. Thankfully I hadn’t reserved it with the pay now option so it was easy peasy to cancel it. Thank you Terri!!! I stayed behind while Scott and she went to Indiantown and it seemed no time at all he was back. Yeah
Since we were in shore we did a quick trip to West Marne to pick up a boat bits. I did a nip into Publix to pick up a couple of things for dinner and we high tailed it back to the marina. The parking has been an issue at the marina for years and it’s not going to be any better this year. We did nik a spot even at noon on a Friday. The coffee shop and restaurant were both very busy. We still are not fans of being in crowds so we didn’t hang about just loaded our packages and selves into the dingy and headed back to the boat. The rain continued on the rest of the day making it impossible to sit out in the cockpit. It did stop long enough that I was able to grill outside for dinner.
The picture was taken while traveling on the river