We're at a marina in Melbourne, Florida tonight after making great time the past two days. Mile 900 of the ICW flew by this afternoon, and the Boca Raton Resort and Marina (our first scheduled stop) is at mile 1048. We're in great shape to make it to our reserved slip by Thursday morning to have a whole day to chill and get ourselves together for the wedding weekend.
The scenery continues to be delightful, ranging from large houses with docks jutting into the ICW and huge high rises to serene beaches with palm trees.
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Dolphins continue to swim by on a regular basis, although they've never been as friendly as the first North Carolina dolphins we encountered :-) Now we're on the lookout for manatees, as we frequently see signs warning boats to slow down on their account.
Some side notes. We tied off to a mooring ball for the first time the other night at St. Augustine. Basically, it's like someone placed a permanent anchor for you, and all you have to do is grab the floating line with your boat hook and tie your boat off to it. The only trick is hooking the line from a moving boat. We were successful on the first try!
One final note. After a few weeks of going native, I decided to shave. For a brief moment, I sported a very suspect-looking mustache. I thought you might get a kick out of it.