November 25, 2009
it is hard to cast my mind back so far but I’ll have a go:
thanksgiving day morning 2009 (november 25th I think) we set off after 2 nights on the hook due to wind and torrential rain in fort pierce. More bad weather was forecast, and it didn’t seem right not having a big turkey-day feast somewhere, for my first official thanksgiving as an american, so we sailed 6 miles up the saint lucie river from the ICW and headed for the stuart mooring field that we had read about in the cruising blogs. Boat hook in hand, dangling perilously over the bow as dickie skillfully maneouvered Harmony, I snagged the first free mooring ball we came across and we tied up for a 2 or 3 days……..
It is a great spot, cheap at $240/month, relatively sheltered and with great facilities, hot showers, laundry, even a captain’s lounge with comfy sofa and giant tv, book swap, several great bridges, palm trees, sunset serenades:
bikes to borrow for the 6 mile ride to the fab beach on the atlantic ocean etc.
Yes Stuart FL is hard to beat, and as it turns out it is also hard to leave, 2 or 3 days turned into 3 months and counting! but we are about to leave for the bahamas any day now…..