December 17, 2014

December 17, 2014  Day 26 South for Winter
At Anchor
New Smyrna Beach, FL

Yes, another good cruising day of 50 miles– sunny, calm, warm. We left Marineland Marina in Palm Coast at 8:00. Thanks to our boating neighbor Chris who helped us untie our lines. We saw many dolphins and pelicans today.  We followed two sailboats most of the day and had little other boat traffic.

We had good timing with bridge openings. Some opened on request and one on a fixed schedule.  We passed many lovely homes that lined the ICW. We also passed Daytona Beach with its big skyline of condos and hotels. The picturesque Ponce de Leon Lighthouse can be seen from a distance and marks the inlet.

We arrived at our anchorage at New Smyrna Beach at 2:00 and relaxed for the evening. We look forward to our trip to Cocoa Village Marina tomorrow. We will stay for over two weeks and enjoy celebrating Christmas and New Year’s.