We took the ICW from Melbourne to Vero Beach, Florida. Very light wind so we could only sail a little bit.
Now we know why Vero Beach is nicknamed "Velcro" beach. It's a very practical and beautiful place to be. The beach is only 1/4 mile away and there are free buses to every imaginable store. The marina only has a few moorings so it is expected to raft up with other boats. There were 3 Island Packets rafted up next to us:
|WE KNOW THE MIDDLE BOAT WHICH BELONGS TO STEVE ON 'SLOW FLIGHT' AND THE FAR RIGHT ONE IS OWNED BY HAYDEN ON 'ISLAND SPIRIT'|
Here we met many cruisers and had a fun happy hour / pot luck with cruisers playing their guitars.
On the day before we left, Brenda & Al on "Haven" showed up. What a surprise ! We sailed with them last year in the Bahamas. We had a most wonderful reunion. Brenda had made home made bread which warmed up their boat (it was cold & rainy outside). We drank wine & Rum while eating warm bread with cheese & shared our plans for the future. They will be having Thanksgiving with us in Fort Lauderdale and most likely we will be sailing with them to the Bahamas. Brenda & Al are from Comox, BC. One day, they wish to visit us in Dillon & they invited us to Comox. We will definitely take them up on this one day.
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