Titusville, FL

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Titusville is a great town to stop in for a few days. The anchorage, just south of the NASA RR bridge, is very large with a friendly and accommodating City Marina. We took on fuel and a frozen Snickers bar and pumped out on Tuesday afternoon before anchoring in 8 – 10 feet of water. The dinghy dock is free if you will be using it for less than a week and showers in the spotless bath house are $2. Within easy walking distance there is a Save-a-lot grocery store, a CVS, a 7-11 and a waterfront post office.

On Wednesday, we continued to play hopscotch with our car as we moved our car from Titusville to Vero Beach. We were pleased to find Vero Beach to be a lovely town, with an interesting mix of old and new. The marina feels friendly and cozy and very protected. Seeing three boats on each mooring ball is still a surprise – it looks even tighter than Cuttyhunk Harbor in Massachusetts! It was so nice to find three holiday boxes waiting for us from our family!

Bob Wiley, IP-380 Judith III, had contacted us via the discussion board and kindly offered to meet us in Vero Beach and drive us back to Titusville. A Floridian for over 30 years, he gave us the grand tour of Routes 1 and A1A, pointing out anchorages, bridges, good sailing areas and remaining hurricane damage from the 2004 storms. We stopped at beautiful Cocoa Village Marina to see the progress on his varnish work. The highlight of the day was more interesting conversation over dinner with Bob at the world famous Dixie Crossroads for corn fritters, rock shrimp (like tiny lobsters –yummy!) and chocolate mousse cake. We are so lucky to be a part of the IP community. Thank you Bob Wiley.


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