City Marina - Fort Pierce Florida
Phil, Di and Annelise
Sat 25 Feb 2017 18:14
The night slipped by uneventfully, chased away by a reluctant dawn - another sea mist gathering over the coastal waters. Fortunately, not as thick as the St Augustine mist and we were familiar with the Fort Pierce entrance - a wide and deep channel. A busy channel as numerous small fishing boats appeared out of the mist speeding out to sea for a day's fishing.
Nicely timed for deepwater we edged our way under the 65ft bridge and then the channel to the City marina - once in - plenty of depth, a wide easy berth - we were tied up! Across the marina was a Tikki Bar and Restaurant - all re-built after the hurricane had destroyed it - very nice.
Just in time for the local Farmers Market and craft stalls, complete with a live band playing, numerous food stalls and a procession of cowboys and cowgirls on horseback to finish!
We took Mini-Magic over to the dinghy dock in order partake in the enjoyment and stock up on fresh fruit and veg! But, not so cool leaving the dock for our return as the outboard decided it wasn't going to start! Fortunately, a short row back and an afternoon troubleshooting - not the fuel line, not the carburetor this time, not the spark plug, change the fuel - and then... the kill switch - had this cut the engine? Well, whatever it was - it finally re-started - confidence restored.
Evening celebration for the end of this southerly leg as we listened to the Tikki Bar's music float across the calm marina waters and the sun set in a ball of fire over the moored boats. Finally, a Netflix "Midsommer Murders" episode as we are back on wifi!
Phil and Di