Vero and Onward

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Island Spirit and Charbonneau in Vero Beach

Somehow, we had the fortitude and motivation to actually depart Vero Beach City Marina today. The nick name for Vero Beach is VELCRO Beach because cruisers get stuck here and never move on. We actually met a woman who has been here aboard her boat for 2 entire years! We only stayed 3 days and departed for MIAMI, where we want to anchor off South Beach.

Lucky for us, we rafted to a boat we are very familiar with, IP 40 Charbonneau. and were delighted to meet her new owners, Bill and Judy. We know the former owners, Blaine and Janet, so when we arrived in Vero, we just had to raft up. Here is a photo of Island Spirit hugging Charbonneau…

One of the great aspects of the Vero Beach mooring field is that it’s really fun to share a mooring ball and visit with other cruisers. We had a wonderful time sharing stories and getting to know Bill and Judy of Charbonneau. We also caught up to our home marina buddy, Henry on IP35 San Souci Too. All of us enjoyed dinner and Bahamas discussions on Island Spirit, thank you Radeen…

Bill, Judy, Henry and Radeen at dinner on Island Spirit
Time passed quickly with bus runs to Publix for groceries and walks to the beach and around town. Of course, there are the weekly Thursday night social gatherings in the club pavilion and we also organized one for a smaller group on Wed to visit many other owners. Vero Beach is a destination and we could easily live at Vero. We enjoy Miami, too, however, so we have moved on.
Walking the beautiful streets and lanes of Vero Beach, FL
Here are a few photos of the run from Vero to Hobe Sound...

There it is….1,000 nm from Rock Hall, MD
Try this at a speed of 6 miles per hour !

Check out this COOOOOL Cat that passed us
Catamaran LIPARI

Hobe Sound, a great place to Kite Board

Hobe Sound, this a typical home

FOR SALE….this could be yours !

This is NOT a resort, it is a private home on Hobe Sound
Tomorrow….48 statute miles to Lake Boca Raton, with ten bascule bridges, then on to Ft. Lauderdale and THEN….MIAMI. Can’t wait to get there. Thank you for traveling along!
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