Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Still in Vero Beach

We hooked up to a mooring here in Vero Beach Sunday afternoon and we are finally enjoying what I would call perfect weather. Cloudless sunny skies with temperatures in the 70's!


Poor Wilbur's eyes nearly popped out of his head the first time a dog burst out of the mangroves right behind where our boat is moored (although I was pretty damn surprised too!).

It turns out there's a dog park within a stones throw from our mooring but the only way to get there is to dinghy way down the shore and then walk to it.

We've been there twice but since Wilbur doesn't listen very well, I had to keep him on his leash nearly the whole time.

I told Hans I really need to get my hair colored but I think I'll steer clear of the stylist that takes care of this bunch!
I smell a lawsuit!

These are the mangroves right beside our boat. Sometimes we swing so close that I think we could actually jump to shore if we wanted to. Don't think Wilbur hasn't thought about that already and I'm keeping a sharp eye out.

This mornings breakfast was bacon, eggs over easy, and toast.

Today was also a Bloody Mary morning.
I think it's a national holiday.

This is the first real few days that we've been able to relax on this trip and not feel pressured to MOVE!!! So I've finally been able to do some reading. I took some of my already read books to the book swap at the Marina and ended up finding Twilight. Since there seems to be a huge following of this book and its sequels I finally decided to give it a try.

Then I got back to the boat and read the sappy three sentence blurb on the back cover that's supposed to hook and reel me in. I think the chances of me suddenly going crazy and screaming hysterically at a Clay Aiken concert (I waited on a bunch of Claymates once and it was surreal!) are a lot greater than my actually enjoying this book.


  1. LOL! I've never read the book, but I've seen the first two movies to humor my daughter ... she loves the stories but I can not say the same! I just don't get what the hype is all about.

    So glad that you're having great weather and no horror stories, which means relaxation. Enjoy! We look forward to your Bahamas posts.

  2. Now you have me wishing for some warmer weather. I didn't think I'd get into the Twilight series, but when E got them for my Kindle I was totally hooked. And my students think it's funny because I can talk about it with them and I even started using werewolf and vampire sentences for my grammar exercises. I do like Wilbur's lifevest.

  3. Wilbur loves his life vest and as soon as we get it out he starts screaming.

  4. Dinghy+Wilbur= ((Pop+Ssssssss)/Splash)*((How far is it to land+How much is a new Dinghy)+We need a new motor too)

    The above equation assumes he even gets into the dinghy!


  5. I'm happy to report that Wilbur launched himself into the dinghy without mishap.
    This time.

  6. Wilbur's lifevest is FABULOUS! So glad you guys have made it south - perhaps we'll hook up with you again on your way back north? And post a piccie of that eye-splice!

  7. Heather, I think we're going to be at anchor tonight so I should be able to get a picture then.