February 18, 2013

February 18, 2013  Day 283
Cocoa Village Marina
Cocoa, FL
Total miles to date: 4856.5

We had a very nice ride from our anchorage at Melbourne to the Cocoa Village Marina.  The sun was shining and it was warmer today. We even took turns at the helm.  Our typical arrangement for anchoring is for Bill to be at the helm while Joyce sets the anchor; when we leave Bill pulls up and cleans the anchor and Joyce is at the helm. Today Joyce just stayed at the helm longer which is good practice!
Ryan's Village Pizza

Bill changed the oil in the starboard engine after we arrived and Joyce worked on cleaning the interior.  We decided to have pizza at Ryan’s, a popular place here in in Cocoa Village. It was one of the best pizzas we have had in a long time.  Before dinner we walked around the village shops and restaurants, and now we need to go back!  Most of the shops were closed when we arrived, but by looking at the window displays, a return visit is in order!  Cocoa Village is lovely, with tree lined streets, quaint shops, restaurants, the Historic Playhouse, and a riverfront park – and it is a very short walk from the marina.

A typical street scene in Cocoa Village
We plan to stay here in Cocoa for a week (and possibly longer).