TOTAL MILES TRAVELED TODAY: 58 NM
DOCKED AT: CAPE MARINA
ICW MILE MARKER: E. OF 8993.6 IN CANAVERAL INLET
SUNRISE: 7:04 SUNSET: 7:44
HIGH: 84 LOW 60
It was a beautiful day for an outside run and we were eager to be back on the sea. We were not, however, quit as eager as the sports fisher docked right next to Quest. These guys started warming their engines at 3:45 AM and were off for a day of fishing shortly after.
|ANOTHER STUNNING SUNRISE FROM THE FORT PIERCE MARINA|
The conditions couldn’t have been nicer as we watched turtles swimming by, pelican and sea gulls diving for their meals, an occasional jelly fish and fishing boats of all kinds seeking the day’s “hot spot”.
|TOTALLY CALM SEA WATERS|
We made our turn into the Canaveral Inlet, passing evidence of the nearby Space Center, the active sports fishing industry and the ever present cruise ships.
|NASA RECOVERY BOATS: FREEDOM STAR AND LIBERTY STAR|
Our home for the night at Cape Marina, while very reasonable price wise, was not so convenient for getting on and off the Quest. It had a short finger pier that wouldn’t allow us to use our side door and the rear ramp was so steep it was virtually impassable. We did make do quite nicely though.
|WALK RIGHT UP AND SLIDE RIGHT IN!|
Our friends, Janet Fish and Charles Parness, had given an art lecture in Charleston this week and extended their journey by driving on down to Florida. They arrived at the marina just after we got secured and the guys made short work of lining up a half day fishing boat for tomorrow. We all found a nice fish place for dinner, starting off with some of those great fresh oysters, then called it a night.