FL to CT Day 8
Cocoa, FL to New Smyrna Beach, FL
We departed fairly early from Cocoa, FL at approximately 0800. “Sanctuary” had left about an hour earlier at 0700 and was headed for Daytona Beach toady. Our destination for the day is New Smyrna Beach, FL. We like to stop and visit our good friends Peter and Charlotte Behr when we stop here. They are always so welcoming and we typically only get to see them once or twice a year, so we really look forward to stopping New Smyrna Beach.
The day went smoothly with nothing really exciting happened… weather could have been a little better… a bit windy and overcast... would of liked to have had sunshine all day but at least it did not rain.
Was not a lot of boat traffic either… we have started to join in with some boats that are heading north... hear the same names on the VHF and several of the same boats that have passed are passing us again… or we are passing them.
Biggest highlight off the day was when we left Mosquito Lagoon… we started picking up a boost of speed from current on our stern and we rode with this boost all the way to New Smyrna Beach… hitting a top speed of 8.4 knots… the boost lasted for last 10 nm of the day… short lived but what a way to end the day.
We arrived to New Smyrna Beach about 1445 and had plans to dock at the free city docks… didn’t happen this trip… they had several boats on al the docks… two MTOA trawlers… won’t mention any names.. … and two or three sailboats. There was just not enough room for us… so we continued on to Rockhouse Creek and anchored. The anchorage was almost empty with only one other trawler anchored. It’s still early… 1515 so there is time for us to get some additional neighbors.
The sun has decided to come out and it’s quite nice now… we’ll take Beecha to the beach for a few minutes to play and swim… she loves the beach area here adjacent to the anchorage. Later we will dinghy over to visit Peter and Charlotte which always a great time.
Our location for the evening…. N29°03.713’, W080°55.862’. We traveled for 7.25 hours covering 48.6 nm averaging 6.7 knots.