We left Melbourne yesterday morning. Had a couple heavy showers but no problem. Paul did not have to go out in them to lower the mast for a bridge --no low bridges yesterday.
We anchored at Pine Island just in time to watch the NASCAR race.
Rain started last night and was very heavy at times. We had some pretty good wind gust but we were snug in our anchorage --only boat in there.
Last time we anchored there we had several Manatees playing. Didn't see any this time. We did see several yesterday and lots of dolphins.
There is an Osprey on every post --except a few have pelicans. Most of the nest are gone now.
I got to sleep in this morning because it was raining really hard. Paul heard on the VHF there was a water spout not too far from us but, thankfully, we didn't see any sign of it.
Last night I talked to Bob Williams on the telephone --a bunch of RMHYC friends are in Stuart. Talked on the radio this morning to Andrew Benjamin. They are in Vero with more RMHYC people.
We are having some rain now as we travel on south -probably to Manatee Pocket -have to see what the wind direction is when we get a little closer.