"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

April 18, 2014

April 17 – Welaka, FL

Bryant Wharf Public Dock 

“A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” —John A. Shedd

We may have to change our residency to Welaka, FL! I’m sure the town didn’t mean for a boat to just move in and stay on their free dock forever, but the weather just doesn’t want to cooperate with us moving on. We get a little nice weather each day and no rain to speak of, but the wind is blowing hard and there really isn’t a marina to move to that is close. We will have to anchor the next few days after we leave Welaka…so here we sit waiting on the wind. There is plenty of company, another boat came in a day ago and looks like they maybe here a while too and there are a lot of people who use the dock to fish. Stan has even started fishing for the little brim and catfish the others are fishing for. It’s a lazy type of fishing…he just throws the line out from our door and keeps an eye on it. He's caught quite a few Brim and had one large catfish on the line, but of course the big fish got away, but he’s having fun. It’s not a bad place to sit and relax, the town has a few nice places to eat, a convenient store for a few essentials, a nice  view of the river and nice people.

Stan decided to move over to the dock to fish. What a hard life he has!
The first step off the boat is a big one! 
Views from the boat
The view from dinner at Cafe Bleu 

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