Happy New Year everyone!
Titusville (ICW mile 878) on Wednesday, Cocoa (mile 898) on Thursday, and today just south of Melbourne FLA (near mile 925). These towns are all in the Cape Canaveral area, and the Nasa facilities are hard to miss. That's the VAB above, which I think is the worlds largest volume building.
These towns are all on the Indian River, which here is wide and shallow and has nearly no tides nor tidal currents. We visited the nice downtown areas of Titusville and Cocoa, and enjoyed the waterfront New Years Eve celebration in Cocoa (which included an ice skating rink!). Plus on Wed. and Thurs. we had great weather, with temps in the 70's.
That changed today as a cold front came through, bringing rain and wind and cooler temps. Tonight we are at an anchorage off of Rock Point called Serenity Island, and the cruising guides say its a great fair-weather anchorage. But with the high winds were having its pretty exposed, and we're in for a rockin' night.
Tomorrow we will reach Vero Beach (mile 952), which some cruisers call 'Velcro Beach' since its so welcoming that boaters tend to stick around for awhile. We'll stay at least 2 nights, and visit with Castine friends Gene & Kathy Spinazola.