December 18, 2015

December 17, 2015  Day 25  South for the Winter 2015-16
Free city dock
New Smyrna Beach, FL

We left Palm Coast Marina just before 0800 and traveled south on the ICW for 5 ½ hours.  We had a sunny sky most of the day with clouds building up in the afternoon.  We had a lot of small boat traffic including one pulling a water skier today. We also had to have four bridges open for us. It is good that they open on request, not on a fixed schedule.  We passed Daytona Beach and the Ponce de Leon Inlet with its lighthouse.

We reached New Smyrna Beach at 1320 and found a space on their free dock. It is a small fixed dock that holds two boats but the dock is curved which makes docking interesting!  Joyce was prepared to lasso a piling but was happy that a guy walking by stopped and caught our lines. We had quite a bit of current and some wind. 

We decided to stay on board and relax for the rest of the day. We even had leftovers for dinner.

Tomorrow’s destination is Cocoa!