|See us! The little blue boat!|
We spent three nights plugged in at the Soverel Marina in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. We stopped over to visit with some friends from home who moved here and they were VERY gracious host/hostess to the point of leaving us their truck to use as our own for the entire time! Getting into the marina was a tricky business... This was not mentioned in the planning stages of this little side trip adventure.
Luckily there was no wind and we were able to get in the slip stern to with about a three point turn on a dime... Good practice for me. Once tied up, we went to enjoying ourselves on land with trips to many stores and to a fabulous dinner in the home of our friends Steve and Ann. We also met another couple of Cruisers, Fred and Iris from Windwalker, who keep their boat in this marina and lived in Texas for some time years ago. Good food and great friends!
|Wandering Star and Victory|
Leaving Soverel, we fell in behind two other sailboats who had just come through the PGA Bridge as we rejoined the ICW.
We stuck together as a trio through the first two bridge openings which were restricted to the hour and half hour. We barely made the second one but slid in just in time as Victory arrived early and held the door for us!
Royal Poinciana trees, or Flamboyant as they're known in Mexico, along the ICW. They are in full bloom and we count ourselves lucky each time we pass one as we were told that they only bloom here in June.
Again we marveled at the beauty of the area where the water is so clear and clean...
While Bruce was doing his post transit duties, I was busying myself with marking our anchor spot and documenting our short journey... I heard the sharp intake of breath from just over my right shoulder...
Did I say he was enormous? I meant gigantic!!! His head was every bit as big as my own. I cursed the murky brown water that kept me from being able to see his body.
We continued to hear the turtle breaths throughout our stay here.
|What were YOU doing on Monday?...|
Perhaps I overuse the word "breathtaking"... but it is the only word that I find fitting to describe this place. We walked down to the water's edge and could see one couple walking our way hand in hand. It was Wandering Star. We had a short Meet & Greet in which I admitted to stalking them on the internet. They seem very nice and are celebrating their ten year Cruisiversary today. I want to be them when I grow up...
|Whooooooaaaahhhh! Riding the Swells!|
|Jezabelle begged us not to go on this impromptu adventure...|
|The dinghy landing was dark|
|The super moon we had missed because of rainclouds days before...|
Enjoy some miscellaneous awesomeness from our beach walk...
|What's a sunrise without a selfie?|
|Little crab was busy last night...|
|New shells o the beach|
|Sea Oats and the Moon|
|Mama needs a manicure perhaps?|
|Back into the waves she went...|
Words can't express the beauty of this morning. We are just so thrilled to be out here, experiencing these moments as they come. Each one a surprise and an unexpected treat. We just never know what our day will bring, but mostly, its a good thing. This deserted beach at Peck Lake is an unspoiled treasure. No crowds, no trash. Just us and nature. The way it's supposed to be.