Vero Beach

 

We left Harbour Isle in Fort Pierce, Florida early Friday morning.  It was warm and sunny and we only had fifteen mile to navigate.  As we were traveling on the shore line we saw people camping with tents.  It reminded me of beaches on the Mississippi River back home.

We arrived around noon at Vero Beach City Marina.  We stopped at the gas dock and filled the boat with gas, then we moved to our slip.  The docks are fixed and long so we didn’t have to back in.  After we were all tied up I washed clothes.  Then Kent and I took the free bus across the bridge to Publix grocery for fresh produce.  I got spoiled while in Fort Myers with a fresh market very Thursday morning.  While we waited for the bus to take us back to the marina we met Wolfgang Dietrich (Grey Goose) he was originally from Germany.  He reminded me of Paul Frickey from Frentress, we had a nice conversation.

Vero Beach is a city in the seat of Indian River County, Florida and home to general aviation manufacture Piper Aircraft.  There are small specialty shops along Ocean drive on the barrier island and is call the “Miracle Mile.” The Indian River Lagoon passing through Vero Beach forms a significant portion of the intercostal waterway and is a hub for boating, fishing, and other small craft waterborne activities.

Saturday Mark & Karen from(Captains Choice) went along with Kent & I to Vero Beach. We took the city bus that took us about a block from the beach. The bus driver said the Humiston Park was the beast place to walk to the beach.  Vero Beach has a lot of walkways. The beach and bars were very crowed as it’s spring break.

We walked the beach to Driftwood Ocean Villas.  They had a Irish band playing so we had a few beers and listen to the band.  Then we walked further down the beach to Mulligans bar.  We sat outside and if you need a drink just put up the flag on the back of your cars.  We stayed until it started to get cool outside.

Sunday we were invited for cocktails on Evelyn & Clarks boat (Sunset Delight) along with Dan & Jean (Time Out), Mark & Sharen (Captains Choice), and John & Sandra (Compass Rose).

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This is the beautiful sunset we had at Vero Beach.

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