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Titusville, FL is where we find ourselves. Time for showers, a bit of provisioning, and to refuel the boat so that we can continue making miles SOUTH.
We use the new Chameleon Dinghy for the first time, we enjoy lunch with the prior owner of Sandflea, and we wrap it up by taking a slip at the Eau Gallie Yacht Basin in Melbourne, FL.
The crew is excited for clear water, palm trees, and warm breezes – but for now we have to continue working our way South through the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway until we reach our “jumping off point” of Key Biscayne, FL.
December 10, 2018
Today we left New Symurna at 8:10. About 10 minutes in our engine kept dying! We figured out that we were calculating our fuel usage using .5 instead of .7 and we were out of fuel! We pulled over to the side of the ICW and threw out the anchor. We were aground, and the anchor was only about a foot in the water off the bow! We put fuel from our jerry cans in the tank and had to get the boat rocking to get off the bottom. We were finally on our way. It was a cold and windy day today. We anchored in Titusville.
On approach to the Titusville anchorage, we were hailed on the radio and guess who it was? It was Captain Murphy! The man who we bought the Sandflea from!
We went ashore to get cards from the marina so we could use the bathrooms and the dinghy dock. We took Molly to the park for some play time. Today is the day we use the dinghy for the first time!
December 11, 2018
Today we went ashore to have lunch with Murph. He picked us up and we went to a great restaurant. It was yummy and we had a great time chatting and getting to know Murph.
After lunch, he dropped us off at the grocery store. We got some groceries and walked back to the marina. While we were just about to get in the dinghy to go back to the boat, we were recognized by some folks who watch the videos. They have 3 kids. We went down to their boat and had a nice chat.
After visiting with them, we went back to the boat and put away the groceries. After that we went ashore to take showers. We came back to the boat and had dinner.
December 12, 2018
Today we got to the Eau Gallie Yacht Basin Marina, where we took a slip. We put the dinghy on the deck and did some laundry. Tonight we went to a potluck dinner (Molly called it a Lucky Pot) with other boaters in the marina. It was fun.