"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you
didn't do, than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away
from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.

Explore. Dream. Discover."

-Mark Twain

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Fort Pierce, Florida

This is a bad day at the dock.  The boat was at a dock in front of a house on the Intracoastal waterway on our way to Fort Pierce.

Ft. Pierce is located approximately 13 miles south of Vero Beach, and one of the oldest communities on Florida's east coast. Known as "the Sunrise City," Ft. Pierce is where agriculture meets the ocean. It is right on the ICW, called the Indian River in this section of the ICW.  We stayed at the City Marina, a nice facility with a very helpful staff.  While here they had a huge farmers market, and art/craft fair.  The fresh produce and fruit was delicious, dozens of vendors selling everything from soup to nuts.
These pictures show the Indian River, which is part of the ICW. In the background is Hutchinson Island
Joe and Ann live in Vero Beach during  the winter, and heard we were close, they are leaving to return to New York this week, and did not want to miss us, so they drove to Ft. Pierce.  We had such a nice visit with them, and they treated us to dinner at a great restaurant.  Thanks again Joe & Ann.  It was fun to see them.  When we get near the Albany area, we will visit with them again.

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