Monday, December 5, 2011

Monday 12/5/2011

Up early, Well, I was anyway.  I took the dogs out for a walk but apparently Beth didn't realize we were leaving and went back to sleep.  After reminding her that we should be leaving, she got up and we got ready to go.  We left the dock at 6:45 am only to find that the next drawbridge only opened on a schedule and we would be waiting for it.  The sky was cloudy, there was a light breeze and a light chop on the water. The temperature wasn't too cool but far from warm, it was a good start to the day.

We proceeded through the myriad of drawbridges every mile or so.  Lining the waterway were megayachts and mega mansions.

Eventually, the opulence of the Palm Coast gave way to more traditional homes and boats, then trailers, and finally nature.

All up, the waiting on bridges cost us about 2 hours of travel time so we made just over 40 miles today.  Progress is still progress.
About 4:30 we pulled into the Loblolly Marina and were warmly greeted by Jason, the dockmaster. We secured the boat and Beth took the dogs for a much needed walk.  Apparently no-see-ums are in season here and we were both eaten up by the time we got back to the boat.  Hopefully there will be a cold snap soon and kill them all.  Beth started having cold symptoms about mid day, so she took a nap. Hopefully she isn't coming down with something.  We had a light dinner of hotdogs and fries and relaxed the rest of the night.

We are at ICWW mile 992 so we are at least out of the 4 digit numbers, our home port is at ICWW mile 585 so thats just 407 miles to go.  After having already traveled more than 2500 miles, its just a short hop.

On the stem cell therapy knee issue, the knee is doing very well even after my abusing it numerous times.  I will be getting x-rays once we get back to Georgia and will update the stem cell page.

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