April 17, 2016

April 15-17, 2016  Days 11-13  Spring 2016
At anchor
“Mile 769” north of St. Augustine, FL

We spent Friday and Saturday in Daytona Beach for a total of six days!  The mechanic installed the new fuel injector Friday morning.  However, we still could not leave because of the wind.  Staying in port also gave us wifi access and Bill needed to do the taxes on Friday. Thank goodness that is all done!   Saturday was much the same with high winds so again, we stayed. Oh, and the cat came back for another visit - this time she came down into the salon!

We finally left Daytona Beach this morning (Sunday) and headed north on the ICW.  The winds were ok for a while and then picked up in mid-afternoon, creating whitecaps on the water.  We handled it ok. We were badly waked by a sport fisher boat however! Some boaters are rude and careless and he would fit in these categories!  The winds probably kept some boaters off the water even though it was Sunday in Florida!

We passed Ormond Beach, Palm Coast, and St. Augustine today.  We had to have three bridges open for us on our request.  We were able to get under the Bridge of Lions at St. Augustine because it was low tide. That bridge only opens on the hour and half hour. 

We also passed the St. Augustine Inlet and were amazed at the breakers on the ocean. No one would have wanted to travel off shore today!

We reached our anchorage at 3:10 and joined two sailboats who got here first. Even with the wind, we are well protected by trees.  We called our daughter to wish her a happy birthday, then relaxed with wine and cheese before having dinner.

We will try to leave at sunrise tomorrow and travel a long distance. Our goal is Georgia!