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

May 3, 2014

May 2 - Palatka, FL

Palatka City Dock

"My life amounts to no more than one drop in a limitless ocean. Yet what is any ocean, but a multitude of drops?"―David Mitchell

The rain the rest of the south has been getting all week finally caught up with us today. We didn't get any severe storms, high winds or hail, but it did rain off and on all day. The rains brought in a cool front, which makes it much nicer on the boat. We spent the day reading, watching videos, surfing the web, playing the guitar (Stan), playing Sudoku (me) and generally being lazy. It was kind of nice to have a slow day.

A large sailboat race leaves from Palatka tomorrow. We were told the waterfront park would get very busy by this afternoon, but the rain put a damper on most of the activities. The Mug Race is the world's longest river race, a challenging one-way course along the beautiful St. Johns River to Jacksonville. I'm not sure if it'll go on with the rain or not...I guess we'll have to see what tomorrow brings. We were also told there were around 80 boats registered in this year’s race. It would definitely be fun to see them sailing on our way north tomorrow.

This is the only picture I took today. A Common Tern sitting on the post close to the boat.

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