Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Lantana to Jensen Beach

Up and out by 8:30am, we are starting to get back in the swing of early rising! Henry gets me going bright and early everyday, but Andy has never been much of a morning person. The words, "just fifteen more minutes", are like the snooze button on my wake up call...and I hear them almost every time.

Today we motored in the ICW to Jensen Beach. We had planned to go as far as Peck Lake, but when we read in Skipper Bob's book that it was "buggy" we decided to give it a miss. After the Everglades we avoid bugs at all costs!! The day was lovely, and we had no trouble putting in our 50 miles. Passing through the endless Mangrove trees along the stretch that included Peck Lake, we were very glad we'd decided to go further.

We passed through a large number of bridges today and yesterday. Waiting for opening times slows progress. While waiting for one bridge today we made a pit stop and filled up on water and bought ice during our twenty minute wait. We almost missed the bridge opening though, when Charlie ran off and Buddy took an unexpected swim!

We arrived at Jensen Beach around 5:30pm. It was a long day, but never feels that way in such good company. The late arrival did convince us, however, to order pizza for dinner. Now, with full bellies and happy hearts we are settled in to watch a movie we borrowed from a neighbouring boat. Another adventure awaits tomorrow!

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