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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Serenity Island

We took a day off at Cocoa.  Our intention was to launch the dinghy and go into town.  I was up at 5 am, listening to weather by 6, then relaxing with coffee.  By the time Myron was checking in on the Cruizeheimers’ Net at 8:30 am, I was crawling back into bed.  Neither of us felt the effort of launching the dinghy for a trip into town was more important than catching up on a bit of rest.  Besides, throughout the day we were peppered with rain showers.  A perfect nap day. 

Today’s low mileage plans afforded us the luxury of pulling up anchor after weather and coffee.  Within an hour of leaving, the east wind filled our jib to help us arrive shortly after 11 am.  We had lunch and did a few errands, like ‘de-winterizing’ the boat – and us.  I cut about three inches off Myron’s hair, and he trimmed about six inches off mine.  We have been in shorts and tee-shirts and barefoot since Cocoa.  According to Intellicast, the temperatures in Cocoa are 15 degrees warmer than Jacksonville.  Only about 130 miles south.  It should only get better from here.

We are well positioned for a morning run to Vero Beach.  Yesterday, we made reservations for Thursday before noon.  The marina asks that you reserve a spot 48 hours in advance.  There may be a weather window for a crossing early next week.  The buses run at Vero on weekdays, part of Saturday and not at all on Sunday.  Any chores by bus should be accomplished Thursday and Friday.

Love to all,

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