April 10, 2015

April 10, 2015  Day 140 South for Winter
At Anchor,
Cocoa, FL      

The Jupiter Lighthouse

We got an early start on Thursday, leaving our anchorage at Lake Worth at 6:50, before sunrise. We had over 70 miles to travel, passing Ft. Pierce and Jupiter, but all the bridges were high enough for us to clear, and that saved time. We reached Loggerhead Marina in Vero Beach about 3:30 and went first to the fuel dock before going to our slip. We were happy to be reunited with friends Rick & Margi on Journey, and Bob & Janet on Harmony!  We had a nice visit with them onboard Journey before dinner. After dinner we all met at the poolside to continue our visit!

We left Vero Beach at 8:00 this morning and continued north on the ICW.  We had a nice cruise of over 50 miles, passing Melbourne and Palm Shores, but were tired at the end of the day when we reached our anchorage at Cocoa.  The weather today was mostly sunny and very warm, but the clouds started moving in this afternoon.  Thunderstorms are in the forecast for the next several days, so we will key an eye on the weather.  We will cruise to an anchorage near New Smyrna Beach tomorrow.