The chart books have been dusted off. Weather is being closely watched. Provisioning has begun. It is time for Floating Home to float back north to her home port!
In the 3 months that we’ve stayed at The Marina at Ortega Landing, we have taken Floating Home out for a cruise only 3 or 4 times. We are excited to be on the move again! Our first night will be back in Brunswick, Georgia where we were for the month of December. We then hope to visit Savannah for a day or two. After that, the plan is to stay in different towns on the trip back north.
Jim’s skills as a repairman are continually growing. Earlier this week he got the generator to stay on! It had been cutting out. With the help of his mechanically minded brothers and Youtube videos, he completed another repair. Such a feeling of accomplishment.
We take with us many memories from our stay at The Marina at Ortega Landing.
Most Sunday mornings we walked a few blocks through a quaint neighborhood to Saint John’s Presbyterian Church where we were warmly welcomed. After the service, a trip over to the lively Metro Diner for a big, delicious breakfast was the norm.
Bike rides were a regular occurrence throughout the area. They were handy to use when we needed groceries or something at the pharmacy. Leisurely rides were taken for exercise and to see the local sights. We have become regular customers at the local Enterprise car rental in order to take trips around Florida. We had fun at the Miami boat show, Amelia Island, Kinsley Plantation, Cat Sanctuary, and Saint Augustine. I purchased a paddle board when we went to the Miami boat show and have taken on the challenge of learning that skill!
A great benefit of being in Florida was being close to Jim’s parents. They now live in Mount Dora just a little over a 2-hour drive by car. We saw them a few times while here and are so thankful we were close by when Dad had heart surgery. Jim was able to go back for one more visit when returning from a conference in Orlando.
Tonight a friend is taking us out for a steak dinner good-bye! And then Chesapeake Bay here we come!