Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Titusville - Cold, windy, rain, etc. (but warmer than New York!)

Not everybody is convinced that Christmas has passed...
We got the southern end of the storm that dumped rain and snow on the northeast. It rained all day and the wind blew all the time but after leaving temps below 20 up north, I'm not one to complain too much. We just took the day off after all our traveling before launching into a massive cleaning tomorrow.

Thursday will be provisioning day but then we have to turn the car in on Friday. After renting numerous cars for our one-way trips north and south, we had a "cross-over" SUV, the Nisson Rogue and now I can see the attraction for long-range traveling. They ride okay and there's lots of room for hauling boat stuff back and forth. With our plans now to haul Fleetwing in the Chesapeake instead of taking her all the way back up the Hudson River to the Poughkeepsie Yacht Club. That will save us the trip down the Delaware Bay and up the New Jersey coast. In the fall, it was always chancy dodging hurricanes going south in September but we won't have to worry about that if we leave our boat in Deltaville.

We will still be able to explore every inch of the ICW and next year, that will include going to Key West. We really miss the town and all our friends there that we've made over the years. For now, it's just enjoying the warmer weather and getting ready for the trip north.


SV Puffin said...

Glad you made it back safe. If you get a chance, check out the blackpoint drive this week.Lots of spoonbills last weekend.

Fred Brillo said...


Welcome back to our warm weather... FYI.... La Quinta Hotels also accept pets with no extra charge. We've taken our dog on several trips to Tallahassee, Orlando (to visit the mouse when our daughter was young) and to Nashville and stayed at La Quinta properties.


Unknown said...

Hi bob .. Dennis king here on sailboat blown away (recently purchased in Stuart fl and renamed from life of chill). Taking her up to oriental in NC where I live. From your entry do I understand that tomorrow February 15 you are leaving from Titusville heading north? I left Titusville this morning and I am likely to stop in Daytona tonight. If possible I would love to have a conversation with you my phone number is 919-946-5703. Thank you very much.. Dennis

Bob423 said...

SV Puffin, We will certainly do that the next time we have a car - which ought to be next weekend. We always make it a point of taking the Black Point drive whenever we’re in Titusville.

Fred, okay, I didn’t know that. It gives us another choice, thanks.

Dennis, I won’t be leaving Titusville until the first week of April. Until then, we’re just on our boat enjoying the warm weather.