Friday, January 24, 2014
Our anchorage was chosen wisely. We anchored the little sailboat in a protected nook, The cold wind blew. The rigging sang, but we had very little wave action. All in all, a comfortable night.
Morning found us with high winds still, and temperatures down in the low 40s. That's not what I came to Florida for. We were in hurry to lift the anchor. Instead, we paddled the kayak to Indian Mound Park and checked out the town. In our wandering we found a nice little restaurant for lunch.
One thing about traveling the way we do, we sure meet some interesting characters. Today it was the former crack dealer. He was in the park having his morning beers. The guy said prison was the best thing that ever happened to him. The guy used too much of his own product. Interesting people along the waterfront.
We didn't travel very far today. In November we made a stop at Palm Island Marina. It was a good stop for us so I insisted on stopping again. It's not a cheap marina, but they give me a deal. One also has to factor in the free laundry. That saves a few bucks. This is also a good place to charge all batteries and fill the water jugs. Our next stops will most likely be in more remote areas.