December 18, 2015

December 18, 2015  Day 26  South for the Winter 2015-16
At anchor
Cocoa, FL

He caught a fish just as we passed by!
Entrance to the Haulover Canal

We were up early this morning to get an early start on our cruise to Cocoa. We did not like the forecast but it seemed unproductive to stay put.  We did encounter rain much of the day but it was not a problem.  The wind was not as strong as we had expected either.  Joyce took advantage of having the generator running this morning and did some baking for Christmas while we were underway.

We reached the Haulover Canal which connects Mosquito Lagoon and the Indian River about 1015.  We like going through here because of the wildlife. We saw herons, pelicans, egrets, ospreys, and two manatees!  It is a very narrow canal and on sunny days is full of little boats.  We were happy to have it to ourselves!

We passed by Titusville and then anchored just south of the Merritt Island Bridge at Cocoa at 1330.  It is a big anchorage with easy access by dinghy into Cocoa Village. But, it rained again after we arrived and we opted to stay put.  Dinner was pizza on the boat!
Sour cream coffee cake is an annual tradition for Christmas morning.
So glad we have a big freezer on the boat!

Tomorrow’s destination is a marina in Vero Beach!