November 11-14, 2009... Delray Beach or Bust

We continued down the ICW for the final leg to our destination in Delray Beach. Our intent is to spend about a month catching up with family and spending some quality time on boat maintenance. So, for the last few days we pushed on through Melbourne, Ft. Pierce, North Palm Beach and all the way to Delray where we are keeping Anhinga in the Delray Harbor Club Marina.

The high winds kept up all week. Going outside for an ocean leg was not even a consideration -- ICW all the way. It was a little tedious in the gray weather, though the sun showed itself a bit towards the end of the week. We began to wonder how many green and red markers we passed over these weeks as we drove from one to the next. And, the bascule bridges in south Florida are incredibly aggravating. But, we have seen some beautiful scenery -- the mangroves in the Indian River; the mansions in Vero Beach; and finally, the turquoise waters in St. Lucie. It is hard to believe we have come so far -- over 1,000 miles since we left Annapolis in October. Adding our northern trek to and from Block Island from July to October, we guess we’ve covered 2,000 miles all told. Can’t wait to start the international part of our adventure. Come back and read about the Bahamas in January!

Nov 11: Melbourne: +28° 7' 43.74", -80° 37' 13.68"

Nov 12: Ft. Pierce: +27° 27' 26.28", -80° 18' 7.38"

Nov 13: North Palm Beach: +26° 50' 22.02", -80° 3' 12.84"

Nov 14: Delray Beach: +26° 26' 45.12", -80° 3' 53.22"

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