We left New Smyrna mid morning and made our first stop to fill up with diesel fuel at Daytona Marina and Boat works — 268 gallons (@$2.48/gal, that’s a $663 fuel up)! The weather was beautiful with light wind, lots of dolphins, people fishing or pulling kids on tubes with their boats in Halifax river. We saw several beautiful mansions along the ICW.
The boat “slogged” along today — which likely means that a bottom cleaning is desperately needed. We arrived at Palm Coast Marina and docked like pro’s! Then began a much needed boat cleaning as the boat was black from 2 months of sitting in Titusville. We’ll have to clean the other half of the boat exterior tomorrow at St. Augustine Beach.
Happy hour started around 6:30 with Mary’s famous Rum Punch and then we headed down to the European Village — 10 minute walk from the boat. Had dinner at Mezzaluna Italian eatery for Mediterranean Salad and a Calzone. Yum!