It was a quiet night in here at the creek. The three other boats that were in here all left around the same time as us to get to the opening of the bridge. We weighed anchor at 06:50. As we motored, we could see from the clouds, that it was threatening rain. A weather warning that we heard was coming our way. We wondered if some of the boats in other anchorages would stay on their hook today.
And then it started to pour. It rained steady for a half hour. Visibility was poor. When it cleared off, we were able to open some of the windows of the enclosure to snap some photos. Still very warm today, actually muggy, feels like more rain for sure. One of the first things we saw when it cleared off was this abandoned boat. Looks like it may have been there for awhile. Someone’s dream was shattered.
We took a sharp turn to starboard and headed into the ditch to the Haulover Canal Bridge. It is very scenic in here and upon a closer look at this sign, see that disturbing or harassing manatees is punishable by a fine or imprisonment.
We had about a 45 min wait for the NASA Causeway Bridge as they had to replace some pins in one of the lifts. This is a double lift bridge here. Seeing the bus going across the bridge, brought back memories of when we visited here with the kids many years ago. We took the tour bus from the museum over the bridge to the launch pad on Cape Canaveral.
Under one more double bridge for the day and then we get to our anchorage in Cocoa Beach. We set the anchor at 16:20. a very long day, especially for the Captain without autopilot. One gets so used to getting a break from the steering.
In the evening, Mike worked on the autopilot. He thinks he fixed it and put it back in place to try tomorrow. Hopefully, that will do the trick. We blogged and watched a bit of TV. The rain seemed relentless tonight.
Today we traveled 50.2 nm.