Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Vero Beach Municipal Marina at a dock

The night was very peaceful, no wakes at all. However, in the morning the pounding started! There was a pile driver doing its thing next to the bridge we were anchored near: POUND, POUND, POUND… Enough was enough and we gave up and hauled anchor to get on our way and as if on sign, the pile driver suddenly stopped (no fun causing a racket if there’s no one to annoy!) Other than the morning pounding, the anchorage was great.

Today was just great with blue skies, warm sun, calm waters with temps topping out at 80. We reached Vero Beach Municipal Marina by 2:00 pm and wanted to take on fuel but there was a boat ahead of us doing a major overall apparently. After half and hour wait of trying to stay motionless in current and wind, we finally made it into the fuel dock. Unlike the previous boat we were willing to share the dock so another boat that was waiting came in behind us.

Vero has beautiful gorunds
Vero is real boater oriented. They have a free bus that takes you to either the beach or downtown for shopping that leaves every hour. The grounds are superb with very interesting trees and shrubs. For Thanksgiving Day they have 72 boats signed up for a covered dish supper. However, we are having our own feast with Joe Mastri on our boat. He’s due to arrive Wednesday at 1:00 pm. We’ll try out the free bus for the trip into town in the morning and explore the area.


Thehoc1 said...

Bob and Ann, I have been following your trip since you left the dock at the PYC. Very interesting trip so far.

Marcia and I wish you both and of course Joe a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Best of luck the rest of the way....Marty

George W. said...

Bob and Ann,
Happy Thanksgiving to you both. I stumbled on your blog the other day and have enjoyed reading of your exploits both in the New England waters I know fairly well and on down the ICW.

In addition, I admire your discipline in writing the blog. Some days it seems keeping the log up to date is almost too much and yet you manage a few relevant and coherent paragraphs on top of that as well!

Wishing you all the best as you continue on.