From: "Capt Jon & Ruby" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Papillon update
Date: Wed, 21 May 2003 21:39:16 -0500
N 29ƒ 09.25
W 80ƒ 58.55
I arose with the sunlight peering in the hatch, anchored off the town of Titusville. Home of the Kennedy Space Center. I toured the Space Center when we were here last and also got to see a Shuttle launch while anchored off the launch area. Pretty awesome sight. When I passed today all was quiet at Kennedy.
We are now heading in a northerly direction looking for the Seven Sea's Marina which is located just south of Daytona Beach. Had a little "Jimmy" playing in the background to keep us awake, "One peculiar Harbor" to be close. Running the rivers is a stark contrast to the open water, where you rarely see land. Looking below I see Ruby has curled up in her usual spot on the floor for a kat nap. It is where she will spend most of the day, except for an occasional snack and a little water.
We pulled into Seven Seas about 1400 (2pm) which made for a short day. (After refueling, took on 18.2 gallons. We have traveled 175 miles since we last got fuel. That's about 9.6 mpg.) When I went into the office the kind lady had my previous registration form laying on her desk. It was dated June 14, 1990. She said she thought I might be back some day. That is confidence.
I have decided to camp out here until after Memorial Day. There is a front coming through tomorrow and Friday and I thought it would be a mite bit more comfortable here than out on the hook. Plus there are not any good anchorages around the Daytona Beach area. I had planned on going to St. Augustine for the weekend but called Annie and she checked and all the Marina's are full. They have an offshore fishing tournament this weekend. I would have had to anchor off the Castillo de San Marcos ,on the north end of town, which normally is a beautiful anchorage but the inlet to the Atlantic is north of the anchorage and you will have all those "unsportsmanlike" fisherman going in and out all day. Would not make for a comfortable time at anchor. So I will go in on Tuesday and have the place to myself, because they will all be back to work.
Made the trek through Mosquito Lagoon today, sounds like a place out of an Alfred Hitchcock movie. Had a sailboat pass me along the way and one of the gentlemen aboard commented that he liked my flags. Since I am sure he was commenting about the Rebel flag I am back even on that one. I still must pass through South Carolina and am curious to see if maybe I am refused service while displaying it, in that great state.
Tomorrow I will get some maintenance caught up on the boat and make a run to the grocery. Annie may come down to spend a day or two over the weekend.
Oh yea, I forgot to mention something we saw in that retirement community we stayed in while in Venice, Fl. Some of the people must use golf carts for transportation because we saw quite a few of them running back and forth. One in particular stood out. It had a giant "Shark Fin" on top of it. I need to mention it to "Tequila Shelia". Could be some of us older parrotheads lurking around that place.
Capt Jon & Ruby