We traveled on the Indian River 81 miles in 9 hours to arrive at an island for anchorage between Vero Beach and Fort Pierce, FL
Leaving Titusville Municipal Marina.
NASA building on the left and Titusville on the right. This is where we stood on the banks of the Indian River in Titusville to watch “Atlantis” lift off. This was the Last space shuttle launch on 10 July 2011.
Scenes while transiting the Indian River south bound.
The trawler “Shady Lady” apologized for passing us AGAIN. He said we must have had a long day yesterday to get back ahead of him.
Again today went from hot blazing sunshine to fast moving rain showers.
We passed this blue sail boat in South Carolina when we were idling through the flooded area. Betty hailed him and asked him where are you headed? He said “SOUTH“. We passed him just after we came out of the Haulover Canal yesterday afternoon. Guess what we passed him today on the Indian River, it appeared he was still anchored from the night.
Captain Bob had me adjusting his satellite TV antenna so he could watch the “Walton’s” while we did our blog.
We anchored off this island in Avalon Beach State Park. Then, a glass of wine and a cold beer to watch the sun light up the sky and drop behind the western horizon. A wonderful ravioli dinner prepared by “cabin boy Bob”.
Each evening we prepare a route for the next morning deciding if we need to stop for fuel, water & groceries or if there is a port we want to go ashore or just find a secluded anchorage and just relax. Our aids are Skipper Bob Anchorages Along the Intracoastal Waterway has been a necessity to find the anchorage and Waterway Guide is great to see what is available in each port. Jerry charts this on the NOAA Navigation Charts for the Intracoastal Waterway.
Betty is the techy in the group and does her charting on Captain Bob’s iPad using the Navionics APP. This continuously shows a lot of informational time and distances from point-to-point along the route.
Of course, Jerry likes to use the Garmin GPS navigation mounted at the helm, which I too have to fall back on when Captain Bob STEALS back his iPad to pay his bills, etc.