We have now, with full intent, started plowing north. We covered 98 miles the other day and another similar amount yesterday-–something that hasn’t happened in since we did the first and second legs of the Gulf crossing back on December 12 and 13. It feels good to be moving but still frustrating (especially for Nick) when we hit the occasional,but less frequent, no-wake zones.
This northeastern side of Florida feels different. The weather is a notch cooler, the plants and trees are a tiny bit less tropical, little islets are sprinkled around and even the boats are not so ubiquitously amped-up.
In honor of Nick’s boyhood fantasy, we spent a day in the old haunts of Jeannie (as in I Dream of..): Cocoa Beach. The marina was quite nice with a few Loopers around too. We joined in on the once-a-month Friday night pot luck and smoked chicken fest at the marina and, much to our eventual chagrin, met a woman who could hold the world’s record for speaking the longest, never-ending sentences and paragraphs. Seriously.
After an efficient bus run to the grocery store, we pushed off to continue northward along the Inter Coastal Waterway.
A few sites along the way:
Night out at the ball game in Daytona!
Stumbled on this game just a few blocks from the marina. Can’t turn down a spring baseball game in the minors for a cheap date—or an excuse to eat peanuts and have a beer! The Daytona Tortugas vs the Ft Myers Miracles. The latter weren’t performing any …which was good because the Tortugas were having Jackie Robinson Night –this field is where he first started playing! The entire team had the same number on their jersey…no, not 42. Originally Jackie had Number Nine. It was weird hearing the announcer constantly identify all players by #9!
Easter morning Squirrel Hunt
Didn’t pick up any eggs (or squirrels) ….just a coat full of burrs!