|First solo drive|
There is a lot more boat traffic now and we feel like we are in a convoy as we make our way south. Many we have heard calling on the radio and/or have followed or anchored near in the last 6 weeks. We are sure to run into some of them again when we reach the Bahamas.
Today we moved down the ICW a couple of miles to Ft. Pierce where we had arranged to meet someone at the public boat launch who would take Al's diving tanks in to be hydrostated. It turned out that his tanks needed to be replaced so we got a lift over to a dive shop and picked up 4 used tanks, 2 bright pink for me (so I'm easy to spot) and blue ones for Al. We spent a bit of time chatting with the owner, had Al's BC and regulator tested and picked up a couple of other items. Tomorrow we will check out a marine supply warehouse nearby.
|Pelicans awaiting scraps from the fish cleaning station|