December 7, 2014 – Daytona Beach, FL to Titusville, FL

We were up early Sunday morning for the run to Titusville.  The forecast called for increasing winds during the day so we wanted to get docked as early as we could.  At 7:15am, Adrienne eased Curiosity away from the dock and we were on our way.

For most of the trip, the winds were moderate (10 -15 kts) and the cruising was peaceful.  We continued to attract frequent pods of dolphins.  Whenever the dolphins appeared, Adrienne would dash outside like a five-year old.  She was in seventh heaven.

Using the burst mode on my iPhone, I was able to get several shots of the dolphins playing in our wake.  They seemed to be having a great time.


Four Dolphins in Our Wake


Dolphins Jumping


As we neared Titusville, the winds began to pick up to 20kts and it was more challenging to stay on course in the narrow channel.  Just after noon, we turned up the channel to the Titusville Municipal Marina.  Originally, we were going to be on the face dock but, because of the high winds, the dockmaster thought it would be best if we were in a slip.  The marina had a fairly narrow fairway and the slip itself was quite narrow.  With 20kt winds, it was an adventure docking Curiosity.  But we did it and without hitting anything.  By 12:30pm, we were tied up and the wind was howling.

After lunch and boat chores we decided to tour Titusville.  Because of its proximity to Cape Canaveral, Titusville – aka Space City – experienced a renaissance during the heyday of NASA.  However, cut backs in NASA funding have hurt the town.  We walked to town but there was not much to see.  Few people around and nothing opened on a Sunday.  So we headed back to the boat.

We had planned to go out to dinner but given the choices we decided to order pizza from a local pizza joint called Kelsey’s Pizza, which would deliver to the boat.  The pizza was quite good to our surprise.

Because the forecast for Monday was okay but the forecast for Tuesday was for very high winds, we decided that we would make a long run on Monday to Vero Beach and stay there two days to let the wind die down.  Vero Beach is supposed to be a very nice town.  We will see.


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