Thursday, November 18, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010 – Sunset Bay Marina, Stuart, FL
There were a few clouds in the sky as we started our cruise at 7:30 am but the temperature was a comfortable 67°F and there was a very light breeze. The remaining 16-mile cruise into Stuart was lovely and we arrived at Sunset Bay Marina about 10:30 am. After topping off the fuel tanks and grabbing our assigned mooring ball, we took some time to relax, settle in and enjoy our lunch on the boat before going to shore to formally register at the marina.
That evening we stopped by the “Meet and Greet” at the marina and visited with the owners of two other Geminis, both from Canada. We had seen these boats up on the hard in Indiantown when we put Blue Heron back in the water in July. One was named Back Roads and the other, Chain Reaction. They plan to spend their winter in Stuart and go back to Canada in the spring.
After the “Meet and Greet” we walked over to the marina’s restaurant, Sailors’ Return, and ordered the lamb entrée. It wasn’t as good as we’d remembered, but we later determined that was because we didn’t get the lamb shank. Oh well, we certainly didn’t leave hungry.