Well, another amusing day on the high seas J. We spent the night anchored on the side of the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW), because our engine had been overheating and we were drenched in a huge rainstorm. So my captain went at the engine first thing in the morning, unfortunately with no success.
Fortunately, though, we had just renewed our membership with TowBoat US, and they came within an hour and towed us about 5 miles to Beach Marina, where we are now happily ensconced, awaiting the arrival of a mechanic to deal with our engine (probably tomorrow morning).
The upside of all this is that we can have a hot shower and do a load of laundry here, and the sun is now finally shining, after another rainstorm today. All part of a day in the life of sailors (and a lesson in patience for Marilyn) – we might make it to St. Augustine by the weekend. And after all, we're still in Florida - not a bad place to be in Winter, even in the rain.