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

February 9, 2016

Feb. 8 - Vero Beach, FL

Fritz Island - Anchorage

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller

One of the things we enjoy most while cruising is finding small local places to eat or visit where we can talk with locals or just watch the world go by. While we were in Ft. Pierce yesterday, we found the Sailfish Brewing Company, not far from the marina, which had a nice selection of locally brewed beer. Another place we love in Ft. Pierce is the Importico's Bakery. It's a nice place to enjoy a relaxing breakfast and a great cup of coffee. We usually like sitting at one of their sidewalk tables where we can watch the town begin to wake up, but today it was just too cold to enjoy that.

The day warmed up quickly with winds far less than there were on Sunday, so we had a nice short cruise to Vero Beach. We've been cruising the east coast for five years and this is the first time we've stopped in Vero. It's a popular place with cruiser because everything you need is easily accessible and everyone is so friendly. They have a wonderful free bus system that takes you anywhere you need to go. Some refer to this area as Velcro Beach, because cruisers pull in for a few days and just can't seem to leave...we'll see what happens. We plan to stay a few days to relax, provision and visit with some friends.

Sailfish Brewing Co.
A glass of Lone Friar and White Marlin
Importico's Bakery
OK...this is a little too cold for winter in Florida.
The winds were so high on Sunday we had white caps in the ICW
Vero Beach
The sunsets have been amazing lately
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