Chris here. Yes, we will be leaving Velcro Beach at some point! Actually, that point is Friday, weather permitting. We put together our final to-do list today and are trying to get through it. You wouldn't believe all the slime on the bottom of Pelican from being at a mooring for 3 weeks, so I'm happy to be moving a short distance to a slip for tomorrow and Thursday night. Once there, we'll be able to fill up our water tanks, our new water, diesel and gas jerrycans, and do other random projects in anticipation of leaving. We'll be heading down the ICW to Lake Worth on Friday - a two day trip due to all of the lift bridges on the way. We'll stay over on Saturday and Sunday night, and then head to Ft. Lauderdale on Monday.
We've been having some significant issues with our batteries and charging for the past few days (I'll leave that for another blog entry), so we're planning on getting new batteries and a new charger in Ft. Lauderdale. We'll also finish our provisioning. Moorings are a bit more expensive there - $30/night vs. the $12/night we pay in Vero Beach - so we'll be heading out a lot quicker. From Ft. Lauderdale we'll probably head to No Name Harbor on the southern end of Key Biscayne (click here). From No Name, we're heading to the Bahamas - hopefully within the next two weeks! We'll just have to get to No Name, and then wait for a weather window. Just. By the way, the kids want to know how No Name Harbor could be called No Name Harbor when it has No Name Harbor for a name. No Name Harbor is very chubby.