We were at the Vero Beach City Marina last weekend. We headed out Friday morning at 6:30 a.m. and made it there by 8:30 a.m. We flew the jib and ran the engine the whole way, briefly making over 8 knots.
This is a picturesque little spot with great restaurants and a free bus around town.
Mom and Dad and Cap'n Jack and Gloria came to watch Vero's boat parade with us from our slip.
We did learn a hard lesson about current in marinas, as the cockpit canvas attests. Oh well, some lessons you just learn the hard way. Most of them, in my experience...
|Leaving Fort Pierce at sunrise. |
|breakfast in transit|
|checking out the Vero Beach Marina|
|Waiting for the free bus to the beach. |
|The trees in the marina where gorgeous! Full of ferns, and spanish moss. |
|ice cream at the beach|
The trip back was really nice! We managed to put up the jib and the main sail and turn off the engine for a while. Although we maxed out at 5 miles per hour with just a little breeze, it was so peaceful with the engine off, and we had a picnic in the cockpit. We docked perfectly, and considered it all a great success!
|Lorelei and Sweet Pea on the trip home.|
|Lark with her sails up. Photo by Captain Jack. |