Rhode Island to Florida - Day 16
We departed from Cocoa at 0645 hours and planned our final destination to be Stuart, FL. We had current with us to begin with but lost it as the day continued. We did have one bridge to open at Fort Pierce... the Fort Pierce North Bridge... it was on reauest so we did not have to wait any time at all.
The biggest difference about this day was it was sunny and warm... and there was a lot of boat traffic... mostly sailboats but we did have a few power boats and trawlers as well.
We docked at Stuart on the St. Lucie River at the Stuart Courtesy Docks located to the south just before the Roosevelt Bridge (N27°12.127', W080°15.214'). They are nice floating docks and make a good starting point to start our trek across Florida through the Okeechobee Waterway.
We stopped at 1900 hours traveling for 12-1/2 hours and covering 84 nautical miles for the day.