|Bob Belcher taking a brief break
|Our engine on the bottom and the generator on the top of
the photo, taken looking down at the salon floor (when
all the floorboards and insulation boards are removed.
|The view from our stern of Green Cove Springs Marina
|The office and "Tree of Wisdom" location here. That's our
euphemism for the gathering spot outdoors for the cruisers,
usually men and often smokers. A TV was installed in the
It was late when we pulled into the Marina in Daytona and the next morning we decided to take a break. We had a great lazy day exploring the town and resting. So we were bright and bushy tailed the next morning early for another long day, this time to Port Canavaral. We anchored far off the channel behind the NASA Causeway in a rain of ash. Yes, ash - there was a huge brush fire nearby that cast an enormous plume of smoke.
|Approaching Jacksonville on the St. John's River. There
were limited hours on the railroad bridge, making an
|The quiet anchorage at Palm Island, mile 765 (the mileage
starts in Norfolk, VA)
|The view across the marshes and the channel
|Scott affecting repairs in close quarters (the floorboards
|A row of pelicans watch us cross under a bridge
|At dawn the smoky haze still left after the fire turned
everything pastel hues and the sky and water were often
|Dolphins followed us and played next to the boat all
the way down the ICW
|At first we thought a lighthouse was headed our way!