CT to FL Day 34
Vero Beach, FL to Port Mayaca, FL
We pulled the anchor this morning and was underway at 0700 just before sunrise.
A lot of boat traffic today small and large going both north and south... all the crazy people it seemed... oh well... no one ran into us at least but thought a few times they were... GRIN
Bright an sunny all day with a 10 to 15 knot wind... a bit cooler than it had been the last few days... it was 64° when we left the anchorage and I the high temp was 72°... overall a very nice day.
We lucked out with the railroad bridge adjacent the Roosevelt Bridge... two minutes after going under the Roosevelt Bridge the railroad bridge closed... not so lucky at the St. Lucie Lock... arrived just as the lock was starting an east bound lockage so we waited about 35 minutes before being able to lock through west bound. This was enough of a delay to cause us to be able to make the last lockage at Port Mayaca at 1630... SIGH
We arrived to the our destination for the night at the Port Mayaca Lock at 1800 and tied SAILS between two dolphins at the lock arrival point. First time doing this and it proved to be quite challenging... we were secure between the dolphins at 1830. Our location for the night N26°59.171',W080°36.863'
. We traveled today for 11.0 hours covering 64.8 nautical miles averaging 5.9 knots.