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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

DOUBLE-SIDED VELCRO BEACH



Day after day has been blustery and cold. Grey skies with rain squalls. Hard to believe that we have now been here in Vero Beach for sixteen days and nights. Vero Beach has become double-sided Velcro Beach. Lots of jobs have been done and twice we have hired an AVIS car just to pick up stuff. Tomorrow we leave. We have to. Captain's orders.

The dinghy dock At Vero Beach Marina during peak hour traffic.




Spent more time with Chris and Duchess Dana. Chris celebrated a birthday in style at a great little seaside restaurant just south of Sebastion Inlet. Wonderful seafood and lots of it. Waddled back to the car.



Check out the " DOLLY WITH THE TROLLEY". We had done a bunch of shopping for the Bahamas but in staying at Vero Beach Marina, it has mostly been used. More shopping at Publix to make a super "Low-Country-boil". Excellent dinner and excellent company with the crew of "SVEA" and Dawn and Ron Hughes on their yacht "DAWN TREADER". They have been exceptionally helpful while we have been here.



Now here is a phenomena for you and worth double-clicking on. A small tree bursting forth in magnificent flowers, planted entirely in concrete mulch and being fed entirely by sunshine and the exhaust fumes of the passing cars and trucks in West Palm Beach. Now who said that stuff is bad for you....

7 comments:

Michelle said...

Hello Arita Crew! Time to push off and say "Goodbye" to Velcro Beach. Seems to me that once you get away from this chilly, windy Florida weather, you'll find paradise. Love the picture of the beautiful tree growing in concrete & the dingy rush-hour. You 4 seem to find adventure wherever you anchor. Can't wait to see what's next. Oh, and I was way impressed with the work you all did on that rudder. Nice.

robin said...

Looking forward to photos from the islands... looks like the time is getting near. Safe travels from West Palm to Bahamas!!!

Sir Tommy said...

Sir tommy said...I would like to see some pictures of crystal clear water. Not your drinking kind but the kind that allows you to see what is under your boat. Lake worth should be below you now and I would like some pictures please.Maybe some fish, dock pillings, star fish, snorkler. I want to see the pretty water. Standing by.

Sir Tommy said...

Concern has once again crested my thoughts.No one could be having so much fun that the telling could be more fun than the doing. Could it be?
Awaiting reply........Arita...Arita........Arita....where are youuuuuuuuuuu.Sincerely Boson Moon

sir tommy said...

amendment to previous comment--"that the doing could be more fun than the telling" should have been the actual thought.

Orpailleur said...

Sir Tommy, I think we know what you mean. They have been out of contact for a relatively long time for an overnight crossing.

sir tommy said...

It is believed that the bermuda triangle has shifted to more of a trapazoidal shape and consumed the arita and yacht seva. A moment of silence will be held on thanksgiving to remember these brave sailors. It also should give sufficent time for any recanting of this story which may or may not be true. Our thoughts are with the crews of these two vessels. Sir Tommy a special thanks to Opailleur for thier generous comments.