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

October 1, 2014

Sept. 30 – Eau Gallie, FL

Eau Gallie Yacht Basin

“When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love...” ―Marcus Aurelius

Today our travels took us through a rural area of the east coast of Florida, down the Indian River, across Mosquito Lagoon and the through the Haulover Canal. The theme today was wildlife. As soon as we left the marina we watched a school of Tarpon jumping and feeding on something. Within moments of watching the fish we spotted manatees and dolphins. The dolphins entertained us all day...in all our travels we've seen a lot dolphins but I think they were more abundant and active today then they have ever been.

Yesterday we didn't get to explore New Smyrna Beach because of rain, today we stayed aboard because we arrived late and it was just too hot. The comfort of the AC and our cabin were too inviting. Hopefully it will cool off a little more by the time we start south on the Texas Pearl.
We enjoy watching the manatees but it is hard to get a good picture of them.


  1. There is just something about dolphins that relaxes and excites at the same time. We one had some playing with the boat for about four hours but usually it is a quick hello and they are gone. Love the website and you take some wonderful pictures. Thank you for the blog

  2. Brilliant dolphin photo! Well timed! I would love to follow your footsteps around that part of the world sometime. I look forward to following your adventures.

  3. Spectacular photos of the dolphins- love that smile!