We cruised down the ICW (Intracoastal Waterway) today from Jensen Beach all the way to Palm Beach, about 45 miles. We only had to pull over once to change the oil filter, and after that the vacuum was showing nice readings. Hopefully that means all of the junk is officially filtered out…for now. Jupiter was a really pretty place to boat through, with lots of eagles, pretty vegetation and blue blue water.
|We had to go through a TON of bridges. Some open when you ask them to, and others only do it on the half hour.|
We arrived in Palm Beach at the Peanut Island anchorages about 4p, and we were all excited to go explore the island and maybe even swim at the beach a little. Unfortunately, that’s not what happened. While we were looking for an anchorage we hit an uncharted sandbar. Normally we are only 5.5 feet, but I think with all of our extra provisions we must be riding low because at 6’2” we were totally stuck. We called TowBoatUS and they were there within 15 minutes and pulled us off, and even gave us some local tips about where the sands normally shift the highest.
After we settled in and had some dinner the girls and Jacob took Sweet Pea to play on Peanut Island. It was dark already, so they skipped the swim suits. We were feeling uncertain about the stability of our anchor so I stayed behind in case it dragged. It was nice to have the boat to myself and I even fit in a little yoga on deck.
We are looking forward to tomorrow. We may attempt a run on the outside. The weather looks like it should be mild, and this is supposed to be a decent inlet. Fingers crossed.