North to Cocoa Village

Finally the day had arrived and we were definitely ready to go. We began the day at 7am after an overnight with torrential rain. Every line was soaking wet and they weighed a ton! But the conditions were dry for the time being. The weather was supposed to be a mixed bag with most of the real rain both west and east of us. The ICW was split right down the middle with a few miles in between. We experienced a mix of very dark moments like this:

 

And times when it would lighten up like this:

 

The southbound traffic was rather busy...

 

We were the only directionally challenged travelers going north. Really, did we not know it gets colder as you go north? But, as you know, we are only going as far as Savannah then back south again. Maybe by the time we get back it would have cooled down some. The weather in Vero has been HOT! Nineties and super humid as well. Yuk!

As the day progressed, we only experienced a few moments of actual rain so we were very lucky. The wind was way down to 6-10mph so it was an easy cruise into Cocoa Village.

We were joined by lots of dolphins both on the bow.....

and on the beam....

we saw a pirate ship anchored near Melbourne....

Overall, it turned put to be a very pleasant day. It was definitely nice to be back on the move!

Here was the last group of dolphins at the very end of the day....

They hugged alongside us for a good long while. we enjoyed a nice dinner at Cafe Margaux, though the place was nearly empty. It was early to bed and up and out as early as light will allow in the morning.