Short entry for today. First day of the trip that I actually started my NEBO tracking app as I was leaving in the morning only to somehow stop the app midday. In case you hadn’t noticed, I like the app and all the tracking stats and being able to post the visuals🙁. Absent the app, it appears that today covered about 67 miles. Seeing America on the fast road!😎
It was another hot beautiful day. Temps in the mid 90’s but a nice breeze on the bridge most of the time. Learning and getting used to the new electronics and how to quickly find the features. I especially like the new auto pilot set up. It’s a bigger hydraulic pump with much much quicker response time to commands. I maybe touch the wheel once every half hour or so.
Was going to anchor for the nite besides one of Daytona’s many bridges but quite a number of other were already there. With a breeze of 20 knots and increasing a longer anchor set was called for which would increase the radius for potential swing. Too crowded so headed to a marina to dock. Thought I was going to Halifax City Marina in Daytona. Looked at a boat for sale there in Dec and though there was no deal there, the owners were most gracious and encouraging and even provided some advice on some Hatteras’s that I wanted to see. They took their boat off the market and have done an extensive refit so I thought maybe I’d get a glance at it. Who’da think there’d be two Halifax marinas in Daytona Beach! And I’m at the other one – Halifax River Yacht Club. A nice facility and a very helpful dock crew.
Made a nice dinner, went for a swim and even did a bit of (free) laundry. Running the dryer on board on a hot day is a bit counterproductive to air conditioning. Ordered more provisions online from Publix grocery to be delivered to the slip in the morning..