All boat systems were working properly, so yesterday we motored on down to St. Augustine. To avoid low tide, we left at 0615 in the dark, with me standing on the bow with a powerful Marine Beam flashlight for the next hour. What a terrific flashlight! Even so, we were happy when the sun appeared and the flashlight could be stowed.
|The beautiful red sunrise accurately predicted storms later.|
We spent the evening and much of today shuttling our van from St. Marys to Fort Pierce since it was too stormy to cruise. We met brand new friends on Shingebiss- Liz and Steve. When we returned to our boat Mark worked on a sump pump, bilge pump, heating system, and reluctant genset. All were easily set right and are working fine. Which means the next time he needs to tighten a bolt it will be a 45 minute job! Karma.
Saw this shrimp boat coming up the San Sebastian River right past us- birds definitely love it!
We will make our way to our winter home in Fort Myers during the next week or so.