February 15, 2013

February 15, 2013  Day 280
Vero Beach City Marina
Vero Beach, FL
Total miles to date: 4801.3

The constant rain yesterday kept us on the boat all day in Stuart.  This morning we only had a light rain so we made the decision to depart for Vero Beach.  Bill and Joy (Proud Lady) were so very kind to come over and help us cast off our lines!  We left at 10:00 and headed out into the St. Lucie River which led us to the Indian River and ICW.  Our 44 mile trip took us over 5 ½ hours.  There was very little boat traffic which we attributed to the weather.  In spite of that we saw several dolphins today. 

We arrived in Vero Beach at 3:40 and tied up on a long face dock.  The docks are fairly full as are the mooring fields. We will stay here two nights as high winds are forecast tomorrow.  We do plan to spend the day seeing Vero Beach! 

Our greeter - the blue heron!

Another lovely sunset!