Well, it may not be -30 celsius here – but 16 feels cold for Florida! We’ve got the heater going in the boat, and we’re wearing jackets outside – a big difference from two days ago in our bathing suits! But I’m not complaining … the weather will be gorgeous again soon, and thanks to the skill of my captain, the boat is taking shape, slowly but surely.
We’re having new covers made for the cockpit cushions that are now thirteen years old, and that should give Sea Change a face-lift. I rented a bike and have been exploring the area. The little “historic village” of Titusville has a wonderful bakery with fresh (and sometimes gluten-free) bread every day, and terrific lattes. It’s also full of art galleries and surrounded by lovely lakes with “no shrimping” signs posted on them J.
Yesterday, while Jeff rested from his labours, I took an hour bike ride to the Chain of Lakes park – with Snowy Egrets, alligators sunning by the river’s edge, and a 4-story lookout that I climbed for a spectacular view of the area – pics below.
We’re planning a pot luck dinner for the boaters on New Year’s eve – again around a campfire provided by our neighbor. And he said he’d look into fireworks as well – should be fun. Meanwhile, it’s cleaning, laundry, boat repairs, etc. for another few days at least, so I won’t post again until things get more exciting.
Happy New Year, everyone … we miss you all a lot!