Monday, November 28, 2016

11/28 to Vero and a technical crossing

The wind was still blowing but we decided to head to Vero anyway.  Because we were heading into the wind it was more choppy than rolly as we headed east on the St. Lucie River.   It was only 7 miles to the intersection of the Okeechobee and the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway.  The red nun in this picture marks the end of the St. Lucie River and Mile 0 of the Okeechobee and the red triangle marker is on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway.

As we turned onto the Intracoastal at Marker 240, we had a crossing of our wake of sorts. 
We bought the boat in Fr. Lauderdale in 2015 and took her home to Wilmington.  So from here to Wilmington, we have done this section of the loop.  But we will do an official crossing when we get to Wilmington.  I have our gold burgee and will think about flying it now.

The ICW is very wide here in FL.  There are even islands in the ICW.  The trees on the islands are all windswept.

We cruised to Vero Beach.  It is a lovely area.  Andi Backmeyer, my son-in-law Stephen's mom lives here and will meet us for dinner tomorrow night.  I am looking forward to her visit.  Here is tonight's sunset at Vero.

Lat 27 degrees 39.48 North
Long 80 degrees 22.22 West

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on your sort-of crossing! Enjoy the celebration whenever you desire!!!