Thursday, January 28, 2021

Fort Pierce: Windy Cold Front

We enjoyed a warm sunny day yesterday, traveling from Melbourne to Fort Pierce, Florida. As the wind clocked westward, we were able to sail down the narrow Intracoastal Waterway channel under the jib for quite a few miles.

A cold front was approaching, so we anchored behind some mid-rise condos just south of the Fort Pierce inlet to block the wind. We enjoyed a pleasant evening and good night's rest, the wind not piping up until early this morning.

I debated sitting tight for the day, but the forecast winds are in the low 20's with gusts in the high 20's, which is within my comfort zone for traveling in these inland waters.

Our next stop is Peck Lake, off the inland shore of Jupiter Island. There is good access to the beach on the Atlantic side, so I figure if we get there this afternoon, we can spend the whole day tomorrow exploring, after the winds have dropped.

On Saturday, we complete our journey from Hilton Head Island and check into a marina in Palm Beach to make a crew change and begin preparations for Intermezzo's cruise to The Bahamas.

Sunset in Fort Pierce with a cold front on its way