On 12/2, after a good night we left the anchorage at Fort Matanza. It was sunny and warm and a good day to be on the water, but we had a strong head wind. We saw the Ponce de Leon lighthouse and we tried to anchor in Rockhouse Creek. It was tight in there and for some reason, wind or current we were not floating like the other boats. John made a captain worthy decision and we moved on.
Just north of the George Musson Memorial Bridge, we anchored in Cook Creek. After several trys and one soft grounding we got set. I have heard if you don’t ground once you are not an ICW Cruiser. What a warm, pleasant evening to have some dinner and a cocktail. We even saw some dolphins, and got a photo and a short video.
We were up and out on the water early heading to Titusville to watch a rocket launch. It was warm and sunny and we enjoyed the ride. We passed through Mosquito Lagoon and through the Haul-Over Canal Bridge and we saw many dolphin and manatee.
We approached Titusville Municipal Marina Mooring Field and there was not one ball in sight so I got on my trusty phone and called for a slip. Because we have a 23 foot beam it is hard to find a space but they placed us on the T-Head and told us we would be sharing it with another boat. Much to our surprise it was Elizabeth and Rick from the m/y One More Moondance. We spent a few weeks with them at Tidewater Yacht in Portsmouth VA. It was good to see friends. When we were walking up to sign in we saw Mac and Sheila from the m/y Saving Grace. We met them our last day in Beaufort SC. They had a Wildcat like ours last year before they went to the dark side (moved to a power boat). On our way back from the showers(by the way, they are nice showers) we saw a couple from Canada that we met at Jacksonville Beach. I can’t remember their names but it is nice to see people you know. Elizabeth had a rental vehicle and she was nice enough to take me to The Walmart. Provision time! We enjoyed drinks on their boat and then had a great sleep. We had planned to move closer this morning for the 12/4 rocket launch but per NASA the launch has been moved to 12/5 at 1:16 pm. Since we have no specific plans or place to be, we will hang here for another day. Watching a launch is a bucket list item for both John and I.