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Gray Rainy Weather = Good days to travel

We might have lingered in Vero Beach (there is a reason it’s called “Velcro Beach”), but the forecast was showing three days of gray rainy stuff, followed by a full-on gale, so we decided to make tracks while we could. Vero to Cocoa to Daytona to St. Augustine.

Days 154-156, March 16 – 18, 2017
Vero to Cocoa Village

We did some math while we were hanging in Vero, looking at the weather for the next few days and trying to decide what to do. We ran some calculations on what the trip all the way back up to Rhode Island might look like. Our general goal, which we had set sort of arbitrarily in the fall, was to be home by late May. That gave us ten weeks to cover roughly 1500 nautical miles. At about 150 miles each week, or three reasonable 50-mile days per week, it offered lots of flexibility for running slow when we wished, taking a few short days, and lingering in ports we enjoyed. All perfectly doable.

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