I spent the winter of 2015-2016 in Ft. Pierce, FL. I was in Daytona at Loggerhead but one night there told me it just wasn’t the same place. So, the next day I packed up let loose the lines and moved over to Halifax Harbor. Not a bad place and I stayed there for a month. During that time Ro came down and we took a cruise to the Bahamas. It was a nice trip and really relaxing, not having to pilot through the shallow waters, or pay the fees.
We got back to Daytona just before New Years. On the 25th of Jan I again tossed the lines and took a three day cruise down the ICW to Ft. Pierce. Nice trip overall, on the hook at Tittusville, in a slip at Melbourne. Got into Ft. Pierce on the third day and tied up on A Dock. This place should have a shuttle out here, It’s about 1/3 of a mile to the dock gate. They let me use my bike on the dock so it’s not that bad. There are two Tiki bars nearby, and a pub like place that has Boddington’s on tap (when available). There are two Publix Markets within biking distance and enough restaurants to keep me happy.
Ro came down for a week and we rented a car to go to the Keys for a couple of days. Walked down Duval St. Ate at Sloppy Joe’s. Looked the place over and found that it was very much the same as everyplace else in Florida. Lots of Tiki Bars with boat drinks and their version of a Cheeseburger In Paradise. We stayed in Key Largo which I liked better, I also liked Marathon. Boot Key Harbor looked good, but crowded.
I am now getting the Nomad ready for my trip north. I plan on departing May 1st or sooner, depending on preparations and weather. Don’t have much to do, but it depends on other people meeting the schedule.