Saturday, June 5, 2010
A good day today with some beautiful scenery and staying ahead of the afternoon storms. Went from Jensen Beach near Stuart to New Smyrna Beach today and found the Night Swan B & B along the intercoastal with a small dock and my own deck overlooking the water - perfect.
Boat ran fine today (as usual) after my layover for maintenance Friday. Saw several manatees in a marina while gassing up. Couldn't get a good picture as they tend to stay just below the surface and sometimes stick their nose out. They don't have dorsal fins like dolphins so their presence is subtle - they move very slowly.
Came through the longest no-wake zone today. Most of them are posted to avoid striking manatees but some are necessary due to boat ramps and fuel docks. Passed by Cocoa with their water tower painted with the American Flag and then Cape Canaveral near Titusville.
Will eat breakfast at the B & B and depart by 7:30. Only had an evening meal today as I began too early for breakfast at the hotel. Power bars are in.
Photos: Top - Cape Canaveral from afar; Night Swan B&B from the dock - doesn’t get much more convenient than this; really raining now... people in that boat are dry and I'm on my balcony.