We got underway this morning at 09:00. It was quite windy when the anchor was coming up and the black mud on the chain was unbelievable. A couple of boats left before us but the anchorage was still pretty full when we headed out.
It was neat seeing this dog on the kayak. Looks like he sits pretty still. And lots of sightseers on the Manatee Queen. Coming in to Jupiter, we could see this yellow building from quite a distance. It is the Jupiter Pointe Club and Marina. The marina is the white building to the left of it. Quite the club isn’t it?
Today we had to go under 6 lift bridges and were very forntunate that we only had a wait at one of them and then it was only for a half hour. We enjoyed our lunch while we waited. We won’t post photos of all of them but beside this Jupiter Federal Bridge was a park and lighthouse. When I looked up, I could see that people were up there enjoying the view.
In the evening while working on the blog, we heard what we thought was a humming, chaffing noise. It was loud, even with the TV on. So we turned off the TV, listened closer to see if it was coming from the rudder. We checked the anchor and couldn’t figure it out. Finally realized it was coming from under the boat. Then we knew exactly what it was. The lady from the trawler in Vero Beach had asked us if we had heard any drum fish yet? She said they don’t hear them often in Vero beach but in other places. They are called drum fish because of their hum and bang on your boat when they eat the shrimp. I guess this guy must have been real hungry or else there were a few of them under there. Oh the things you learn when on the water! Thankfully, the noise stopped before we went to bed.
Today we travelled 20.7 nm.