Tuesday, October 23, 2018


We are enjoying our "marina life" here in Vero Beach, Florida. We are meeting many nice people here at marina and the various homeowners. We are doing a few odd jobs while on boat. The big one will be to get a frame made to go on top of our bimini up in the flybridge. This frame will hold the solar panels. We are waiting for a second quote right now. 

We have our air conditioning running full time and as a result our sea strainers have to be cleaned weekly (by Paul). 
The water is so brackish here and not nice! Mind you the dolphins and the manatees don't care!

Even a neighbourhood turtle doesn't care when there are crustaceans to eat off of our hull. 

We never anchor in the dark! WRONG. Two years ago we went into Chub Cay, Bahamas in the dark and what are the odds that there was no moon? There was no moon! Plus it was raining that night. There were so many sailboats anchored with their dim anchor lights on up on their mast..... which I absolutely hate because these lights look like stars. Our big spotlight at bow was not working properly at that time and since that time. Paul is fixing it now and the small teeny light bulb is $65 that we need. Yikes. Plus he is checking all the wiring because there are two bulbs and one burnt out bulb should not cause the light to malfunction.

Our dinghy is on the flybridge and Paul had fun installing cute blue lights on the stern. 
These will look so cool when our dinghy goes in the water and the water is clear.

This great idea of sand and shells was in a lobby of Kimpton Hotel here in Vero. I was invited out for a lunch there with three others. Unfortunately, we ate inside instead of on the water on the ocean side. There was the Red Tide that arrived and this is a terrible problem in Florida that causes respiratory problems along with death of marine life. I will let you look that up. The Red Tide lasted about 10 days here in Vero but not at our marina.

This is a beautiful sunset we saw last week. We are so lucky! 

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