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Friday, 1 April 2022
FL to CT Day 13
New Smyrna Beach, FL to Daytona Beach, FL
We spent a lovely evening with our friends Charlotte and Peter Behr catching up… we have not seen them since 2017… looking forward to catching up with them today.
We will be sure the next visit is not 5 years from now.

We had a sort day planned for today going to Daytona Beach, FL to visit our friends Terri and Wes Malone… we were dock mates with them in Punta Gorda for several years… have not seen them in a long time… not sure when the last time was to be honest.

We tossed dock lines and were underway at approximately 1145 and off to Daytona Beach… 20 minutes underway and we passed by Charlotte and Peter Behr’s Condo just off the ICW… we waved to them as we passed… they were out on their balcony… such a good time with them last night.

Very short trip today arriving to Daytona at approximately 1345… we had reservations for a slip at Daytona Marina and Boatworks… We were secure in the slip at 1400.
Our position for the night is N29°12.117’, W081°00.627'. We traveled today for 2.25 hours covering 13.0 nautical miles averaging 5.75 knots.
Posted at 2:48 PM
Thursday, 31 March 2022
FL to CT Day 12
Titusville, FL to New Smyrna Beach, FL
Was very windy and noisy night on the mooring ball… winds were steady all night over 20 knots… checked several times and saw winds gusting to 28 knots… our bow line was singing all night long as it slipped side to side through the mooring’s painter line eye…. Neither of us or the dogs got a lot of sleep.

Wind did settle down a bit around sunrise to 15 to 20 knots out of the SW… with the SW wind we were in the lee of the land, so it was windy but not rough as it had been during the night with the SSE winds.

Dropped the mooring line at 0730 and we were underway north with a destination of New Smyrna Beach, FL. We had plans to meet our dear friends Charlotte and Peter Behr… we have not seen them since 2017… looking forward to catching up with them today.

We were secure for the night at New Smyrna Beach Marina at approximately 1145. Our position for the night is N29°01.902’, W080°54.847'. We traveled today for 4.25 hours covering 28.34 nautical miles averaging 6.7 knots.
Posted at 12:21 PM
Wednesday, 30 March 2022
FL to CT Day 11
Fort Pierce, FL to Titusville, FL
Started pulling anchor at 0730… underway at 0745 and back out to ICW heading north to Cocoa area.

Very windy today with D winds over 20 knots all day which pushed up quite a chop... waves 2 to 3 feet on the stern all day. We also had a push from current or wind that kept us moving at over 7 knots all day. With the extra we decided to cruise a little longer and changed our destination from Cocoa to Titusville where we hoped to pick up a mooring ball.

We called Titusville Marina to reserve a mooring ball. We were told they are first come first serve and unable to reserve one… but that there were several balls currently available… this was around 1400 that we called… still had 4 hours to go so hopefully there would be a ball available when we got there…. Otherwise plan B was to anchor and it’s supposed to blow at night 20- 25 knots… I would have been awake all night worrying about dragging anchor…

We arrived to the Titusville Mooring field and there were 3 balls open… YAY! We took the one furthest to the north end of the mooring field… was blowing 20-25 knots and that made picking up the mooring interesting… lost the boat hook on first attempt and had to swing around and pick it up… attempt 2 was successful picking up the mooring ball.

We were secure for the night at Titusville, FL at approximately 1800. Our position for the night is N28°37.612', W080°48.419'. We traveled today for 10.25 hours covering 75.9 nautical miles averaging 7.4 knots.
Posted at 7:02 PM
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