We decided last night that we didn’t want to spend another night in this marina. So today we wrapped up things to move the boat again. Dave was visiting with the couple on the boat next to us. The husband works on cruise ships for 5 weeks at a time and lives on the boat in between. He said he was tired of working on ships with “self loading cargo”.
I returned the rental car to Enterprise in the morning. Dave started cooking a Boston Butt pork roast. Then we put it in our Wonderbag to cook the rest of the day.
We went back down the ICW to Lake Worth. Back through the 5 bridges. We missed 2 of them and had to wait 30 minutes for their next opening :( Alice did fine with the boat moving. No motion sickness.
We anchored in the northern part of Lake Worth again. The pork turned out awesome! It was so tender and flavorful. I made a rice pilaf and a salad to go with the pork. We ate outside in the cockpit. Beautiful evening with a full moon.
It was pretty windy all night. So we decided to move the boat further south on the ICW to a more protected anchorage. We had a relaxing morning and fed Alice breakfast in bed. After all, she is sleeping on the dining room table.
As we moved south, we passed the Palm Beach inlet. This is where we will go out to the ocean to go to the Bahamas. But there was all kinds of boat traffic that we had to watch for. It was like crossroads with no stoplights. But there are rules of the road for boats. There were sailboats like us, power boats, tug boats, cargo ships, cruise ships, tall ships and jet skis. Exciting! Alice even skippered the boat today. We heard another boat name over the radio today that we liked-King’s Ransom.
|That's us in front of the Flagler Museum
The dinghy ride was another first for Alice. She had no trouble climbing into or out of the dingy. She has spent a lot of time in fishing boats over the years. When we were tying up at the dock, there were 2 couples that offered to help. They were from Minneapolis! We visited for about 30 minutes as we walked up the dock together.
|our sailboat is directly behind them, smallest in the middle
After pizza, we stopped for ice cream and walked to a park where a band was setting up for their Thursday night concert. Alice commented on how there were a lot of older people there. Dave came back with ‘That’s all there are in Florida. You know, it’s God’s waiting room”.
|Skyfall was the one to the furthest left. The others were just as big, so probably out of our price range too.
|West Palm Beach sky line