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Friday, January 24, 2014

Wind Chill

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.



  1. It's nice to be flexible with your plans. That HAS to make things more enjoyable.

  2. Colder than a well digger's butt up here tonight. You guys seem to be having a fun trip. Take care.

  3. It sucks to be in Florida on vacation! We are having the craziest winter I can remember and we are not equipped for this much cold! Hope you and wife make it to a much warmer place soon.

  4. Crack dealers are always much more interesting than insurance salesmen or retired accountants...enjoy the diaspora.

    1. You got that right. We meet the most interesting people.