Monday, November 02, 2009

Spaceport Ahead

Mosquito Lagoon
28 45.81 N 080 45.92 W

Around 10 this morning we entered Mosquito Lagoon. 18 miles dead ahead of us sat an enormous rectangle sticking above the horizon. The rectangle is NASAs famous vertical assembly building (VAB). To the left of the VAB we can see the two space shuttle launch pads. What a cool sight that is. It impresses us every time we pass by. By the way, on November 16 another space shuttle launch is scheduled. Perhaps we'll bring Tarwathie up for a front row seat to watch the launch.

We had a great weekend thanks to FM classmate Kerry. Yesterday, another classmate, John, came to visit, so the six of us, Kerry and Suzette and John and Marcia and me and Libby, all had fun reminiscing about the old days in Fayetteville and Manlius. It was an old fart thing to do but we had fun with the great company.

We also recommend the Seven Seas Marina in Daytona. They charge only $0.90 per foot for slips; perhaps the cheapest on the whole ICW. Nevertheless, the marina, and the marina people are very nice. There's even a breakfast restaurant on site that serves really good homefries. The only bad thing are the wakes from passing boats on the ICW. This morning around 7, we got hit by what felt like a tsunami. It was caused by a very rude 100 foot motor yacht that steamed by at the speed to make maximum size wake. It would sure be nice if we could gain revenge by hitting that captain over the head with a wrench.

Tonight we're heading for Titusville on the Indian River. We hear on the radio that there is some trouble with the RR bridge north of Titusville. We'll soon learn whether or not we have trouble passing that bridge.

1 comment:

  1. D & L,

    A real treat to see you the other night. Perhaps we'll catch up to you down the coast but so far we can't get out of Daytona Beach. Every intention of moving on but no momentum behind the intention.

    I urge you to read or reread the nautical novels of J.Conrad, particularly the obscure "Almeyer" tales. They are long and dreamy and seem to me to be perfect for warm anchorages. When I mentioned this to you the other night you suggested a novelist to me that I promptly forgot. Who was that?

    Keep to the lee side,
    John Higgins


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