November 26 Fort Matanzas to Rockhouse Creek
Oh dear, red sky in the morning again! Sailors take warning!
When we left the anchorage at 07:15, the sun was shining nicely. We had to be careful for a little while watching the water depth for shoaling.
Here is a few of the photos we captured today:
Washington Oaks Garden State Park
Houses; all screened in
Palm Coast Marina with some fancy yachts
Lots of condos
A fisherman checking his crab pots
The L.B. Knox lift bridge; newly painted wouldn’t you say?
Workers on the Halifax River under the bridge
Just before the Main Street lift bridge in Daytona Beach we noticed a green marker out and only when we were right up to it, did we notice this…Eek, that’s a hazard!
Under a double highway bridge; with pretty paintings on the posts
And workers dismantling the Tom Stead Veterans Memorial Bridge
Ponce de Leon Inlet Light Station
Today we motored under 10 bridges! We got to our anchorage at Rockhouse Creek and set the anchor at 15:00. There were two derelict sailboats and a dredging barge in the anchorage.
Looking out to the ocean
An egret standing still; an overcast sky threatening rain
And then it did rain; only a few claps of thunder but lots and lots of rain! Today was a beautiful warm day, 27C. We will take it!
Today we travelled 44.73 nm.
November 27 Roadhouse Creek to Cocoa Beach
Well we had quite a night! As the tide turned, Persuasion swung around and drifted onto a shoal. Mike got up at 02:00 and we were kissing the bottom! He powered off and then pulled in some chain and we were back in deeper water.
The rest of the night was quiet and we pulled up anchor and left at 07:00. The Ponce de Leon light was flashing behind us as we left.
Other things we saw today are:
Dolphins! We never tire of watching them play
This guy came right beside us; a bit blurry as he scared me 🙂
Our first lift bridge today: George Musson Memorial
Lots of condos at New Symrna
Riverwood Park Campground
Water and sky
The Haulover Canal lift bridge
We had to go very slow in here because of manatees. We saw a few but they roll over so fast. You mostly see the spot in the water where they roll
We saw lots of other wildlife
A tug pushing two tugs
NASA Railway Bridge
Cape Canaveral off in the distance
NASA Causeway Bridge
A couple of power generating stations on the Indian River
Under two bridges at Cocoa Beach
We lowered the anchor at our anchorage in Cocoa Beach at 15:15.
The high, warm temperatures of yesterday were replaced by cold, biting winds. Brrr! Had to get the extra quilt on the bed.
Our sunset tonight
Today we travelled 49.62 nm.