Thursday, 18 November, 2010
Well, we headed out from Eau Gallie/ Melbourne, Florida on Monday morning for the short (35 mile) trip down the ICW to Vero Beach, Florida....commonly known as "Velcro Beach" because nobody wants to leave once there. We needed to get our dinghy outboard repaired since the shift lever broke off in Eau Gallie on the dinghy dock and Vero Beach City marina put us in touch with Vinny of Complete Marine. He picked up the motor Monday afternoon after our arrival and had it back to us, all fixed and spiffed up Wednesday morning. That's service!
We are moored on a mooring ball there in the marina and it's such fun to watch as other sailboats and motorboats come in. Our spot is just across from the gas dock, so it's a great location to see all the action. We have enjoyed getting to know many friendly boaters and love the free bus service Vero Beach provides. We've already been to Publix and West Marine twice and I got a great snorkle mask/ snorkle at a dive shop here.
Yesterday, Scott and I walked to the beach....about 3 long blocks away from the marina and made it back just in time to catch the bus to West Marine. The beach here is very beautiful and the water is clear and light green. This is a very prosperous area with well-manicured lawns and lovely houses. The bouganvilla is gorgeous and we've even see some here that are like small trees.
We've come over to Riverside Cafe this evening to catch up on our email and had delicious cheesburgers while we wait to go to the weekly happy hour at the marina. All in all, not a bad lifesyle!!