Today we went in the city of Vero Beach and did some shopping. We needed a backpack to carry things in and a waterproof bag for the computers. The backpack will make it easier to step in and out of the dink by keeping our hands free. I also bought a harness to put on the dink engine to make it easier to lift. If you have not noticed, it seems to me that West Marine is very expensive compared to other suppliers. This afternoon we went to a "Cruiser's Happy Hour." Everyone brought drinks and a dish to share. Shirl took peanut butter fudge. A few cruisers brought guitars, a banjo, a mandolin, and did a great job of playing music. A lot of the cruisers have been living aboard for years and they have a wealth of information about boats, destinations, marinas, and all things nautical. It is great to hear about all of their adventures. There were a few water pump stories tonight. It seems there are other cruisers who have had water pump issues. We had a great time.
Still seeing houseboats...this one is anchored in shallow water in the Indian River.
Nice calm water at an inlet.
We had company swimming right next to Serenity.
Being towed...did I mention what a great deal towing insurance is? If you are traveling on the ICW, you really should have it.
Shirl helping out on an old gospel song.
The dinghy dock during happy hour...double parking!
Cruiser's Happy Hour