The journey here was uneventful. Gary finally fixed the generator and we now have AC when not in a marina. We have spent a lot of money on the boat but would have spent more had not Gary been so persistent in trying to fix things himself. That is one thing I love about him. Poor guy, was out the other day on his bicycle when he hit a patch of sand and went down onto his handle bars breaking his front tooth quite badly (he now looks like Bluebeard the Pirate). We sent a photo to his dentist in Maryland who recommended having it checked out prior to returning home. We found a marina with a dentist next door and he gave Gary the all clear for not having anything done to it at the moment. So, now my poor Gary smiles with his broken tooth showing!! Luckily, the nerve is not exposed so it is not causing Gary any problems.
On our journey to St Augustine we stayed one night at Titusville. If you have been following my blog this is the same marina that we stayed at for over three weeks last January/February to have the prop fixed. We wanted to say hi to Jerry, Tricia, Rick and Robert who were so kind to us last year. We have not seen manatees anywhere in Florida since we last saw them in Titusville last year and would you believe it, we saw them again at the Marina. I thought they would have migrated to somewhere else by now. Again, they liked running fresh water and would gather where they could drink the water. I saw a mother and her calf and took a couple of photos of them.
I looked it up on the blog and it has a very interesting sexual reproduction history. If you are interested in learning more, blog cannonball jellyfish. I also read that if stung by its tentacles (I must be careful how I spell that!!!) you can get cardiac problems so I am glad I did not do anything silly!!. Apparently, humans can eat them but they are favoured by leatherback sea turtles. Leatherback turtles are endangered so eating their food is not helping them
survive. When I had finished examining it I put it back in the water and it floated away on the fast current.
We passed a couple of interesting looking ships yesterday. One looked like it had just sailed out of the 16th century and the other was a live aboard tug.
I actually got a partial photo of a dolphin. They are so difficult to photograph because as soon as they see the boat they dive below the water. My goal is to get a really good photo of one before we finish our trip.