Saturday, May 12, 2012

Day 7 Cocoa Beach to Daytona

Another windy day.  Eddie wasn't too sure about traveling with a small craft advisory with winds predicted to be 15-25 knots from the east.   I said if less than 30 it won't be a problem in the ICW. Yes, choppy at times but not bad. The new enclosure means we can zip it up and still see out and no wind.

We passed Titusville and we saw the NASA assembly building in the distance. A huge structure used to assemble the space station rockets before moving them to the launch pad.
Today was a long day in our schedule of 68 miles for a total to date of 392.  We passed Ponce Inlet with its neat lighthouse we were able to see in the distance. 
 Our destination was the Halifax River Yacht Club in Daytona. founded in 1896 if is a very old club. The Club house was destroyed in 2004 by Hurricane Charley, so the members are now enjoying a new clubhouse which is very nice.  We receive reciprocity for SPYC membership so we receive one night free dockage.  Very friendly club. 

Nice downtown shopping area in Daytona (not Beach) 

Daytona even has a minor league baseball team. Note teh ticket prices.  They advertised $2, 16 oz beers, a bit cheaper than the Reds.  Tonight after the game we watched a fireworks display from the adjacent ballpark.

Typical view on the ICW today. Being a Saturday lots of fishing boats.  We had a few long Manatee zones which means reducing speed to 5-6 knots, sailboat speed.

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