Good fortune smiled upon us as we were departing Stuart Yacht Tennars were able to come down for a long weekend aboard Magnolia. As things worked out, they were able to get a taste of the whole cruising experience. The first night we were at the dock at Stuart Yacht and strolled to the local Roma Pizza for dinner.
Up early the next morning we made all the regular pre-departure checks, including oil in the Lugger main engine.
Jack I worked Sea & Anchor detail on the same line on Ticonderoga in 1983
Lots of years but little has changed…feel blessed get Magnolia underway.
Once underway, Jack and Kathy relaxed and on the VIP setee and enjoyed the ride down to Fort Pierce.
Next time they will be calling for the bridge openings!
We anchored in a little protected cove just short of Fort Pierce for lovely evening on the hook.
Crew anticipating happy hour…I mean really anticipating!!!!
See now take this as a good crew lesson…Jack busted open the Oreo’s for a little pre-departure Sea & Anchor Snack! Lesson for perspective crew….
Saturday morning in Fort Pierce, boat traffic was picking up early. We anticipated this and made sure we would be into Vero Beach early.
Arriving early afforded a walk out to beach and as you can see we had PERFECT weather.
We even stumbled into some live lunch time music which made a perfect afternoon topper.
Another shipmate, Mike Camacho and his family drove a long way to meet us for dinner! We have them booked for the south bound Magnolia Passage Fort Pierce to Stuart in the fall.
The next day we got a car and drove Jack & Kathy back to PBI. On the way though we just had to pop in and see our friend Mims in Palm Beach.
We had a wonderful weekend and Jack and Kathy were real troopers being aboard a strange environment. They have also become our sole Plank-Owner Crew Members since the more stringent PQS requirements have to been instituted. Thank you to Jack & Kathy for making the effort and taking the time to come visit. Mike & Michelle, thanks to you for driving to Vero and Mims, always the quintessential hostess. Thank you. Next week, heading north!