Friday, April 22, 2011

Back to and Leaving Vero

After a week with Aunt Dar, we returned to Vero to a cantankerous outboard engine, a set of shells soaking overboard now covered with barnacles, shells soaking in bleach water now mostly clean, and shells covered with sesame seeds that turned out to be, uh, maggots. So I guess these were not unoccupied after all. Needless to say, most of these situations resulted in a rather foul smelling First Edition, so we opened all the hatches before taking off for dinner with Blue Bay. Dick and Nancy stayed close to airports this year to be nearby to ailing Mom, and instead of cruising, chose to spend the winter working on the boat while on the hard at Riverside Marina. This is the close equivalent to having a tooth pulled. Without novacaine. It was great recalling memories and sharing new stories, and we look forward to cruising with them again.

The next day we ran around town and topped our evening off with Jay and Di and sushi, which the Captain ate with enthusiasm. This is a new Peter Forgosh, finally catching up with his son in trying the formerly unmentionables as possible food sources. He even ate the smoked eel (but before he knew what it was). Apologies to comrade friend John, but after four years Peter has become adventurous and after all, you did get on an airplane this year.

It is now Friday the 22nd. We will spend Easter looking for eggs on the high seas, and in five minutes will head for the Fort Pierce inlet bound for Beaufort, North Carolina, a 90 hour trip. See ya on the other side.

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