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January 03, 2003

Getting reacquainted with old friends

We stayed an extra day in St. Augustine for New Years Eve and so Sue could rest and try to shake off her sinus cold. The prescription from Dr. Daniels seems to be helping. We went out to Harry’s Seafood Restaurant on the waterfront for an early dinner and were back at the boat before 9. It started to rain and blow hard so we shut down for the night and let others celebrate the New Year without us. New Years day was clear but still somewhat clod and windy but we decided to push on towards Daytona Beach. I had picked out an anchorage in an abandoned canal but when we got there it was way too narrow for my comfort level (how would we turn around to come out?) so we skipped it and came on the Daytona and by 3PM we were anchored just off Chuck Ellenwood’s house that faces the ICW. We invited Chuck and his daughter Jena to join us for a roasted chicken dinner on board. It was good to catch up with them after such a long time. He is a rep for several artists and manufacturers of high end decorating items and sells his own line of one-of-a-kind mailboxes that look like tropical fish. They are in several catalogs like Orvis. We spent Thursday on board doing various chores and projects and went ashore to join Chuck and Jena for dinner at the local sushi bar. It was a pleasant sunny day but last night it turned cold and windy again and has remained windy all day. Late this afternoon Chuck took us with him to grocery shop and we cooked dinner at their house and learned more about the Bahamas and looked at their photo albums from their trip to the Bahamas about 10 years ago on my previous boat “The Floating Bear”. The saga of The Floating Bear is a story that is too long for this ships log!

Posted by Dick at January 3, 2003 09:20 PM