Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Vero Beach - Cold weather!

Nice boat, nice people - Hans and Thea Kwak's boat
The wind came up around 5:30 am this morning, around 20 to 25 kts and we swung around a bit on our mooring. It was a cold day for Vero with a high of only 62 or so. It's 57 right now at 7:30 pm. However, it's supposed to warm up over the next few days. 

Vero is still crowded with most of the moorings having 2 or more boats on them. It's a very popular marina with both moorings and docks. We met a cousin of John Kwak this afternoon, Hans and Thea Kwak on their motorboat Scylla. We learned that they had even visiting the Poughkeepsie YC on one of their trips up the Hudson River. 

Maybe tomorrow will be warmer
We plan on leaving Thursday morning at first light for Titusville with the big challenge of making the Addison Point bridge before 3:30. It does not open during rush hour traffic to and from the NASA launch center from 3:30 to 5:30. So even if we're 10 minutes late, it's a two hour wait until the next opening. It's at the 57 mile point from Vero Beach and at 7.3 kts, we could just barely make it. However, with even a little adverse current, it's a no go so we're hoping for the best.