Tradition, even if by accident. Sweatshirt came off!
14 December 2017 | Cocoa Village and other nearby villages
Sunny and warmer with a light breeze
I’ve been wearing my hoodie 24x7 since I left the slip. Today it was back to shorts and T-shirt. Tonight should stay above 50.
Yesterday I scouted out where to have lunch today (hey, I have time). I felt drawn to Ryan’s Pizza and Pub. So that is where I went today. It took awhile for it to sink in, but it turned out to be another Irish Pub. Tradition.
I walked to a convenience store today, right next to a U-Haul dealer. There was also a U-Haul in Titusville. Why the fascination with U-Haul? Because that is where I would refill my propane tank for my dinghy motor. My tank is a composite material tank so I can actually see the liquid level inside the tank (if one looks carefully). It is about a mile from the dinghy to the store. And I was in four different villages: Cocoa, Cocoa Village, South Cocoa Village and Rockledge. I can’t find South Cocoa Village on the map, so maybe it was just a sign.
While walking down a side street, I came to a gap between the buildings where there was only a path into the vegetation, and signs pointing down the path suggesting there was a store back in there. I posted pictures on Facebook and in my blog gallery. No store front presence here. I followed the trail back into the vegetation just to see what the heck was back there. I found a well worn shack that hardly looked weather proof. A very unassuming structure. Inside was an old guy, er, older guy listening to the Beatles and making pottery stuff. One of the most unique, rustic stores I’ve ever seen.
Tomorrow it’s on to the next place. Motoring has a wonderful side effect - hot water - I get a hot shower and shave!