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Fort Pierce was a wonderful community both in the marina and town. C dock at the Fort Pierce City Marina was so welcoming and kind to us and the events over the weekend in Fort Pierce were wonderful for vistors and locals alike. Saturday morning starts with the Farmers Market in the park next to the marina. This last weekend, Fort Pierce had it Oyster Fest. Tom was in heaven!
On Sunday we spent the day at the Navy Seal Museum in Fort Pierce. We were both enthralled with the history of the program which started because of the Under Water Dive teams that would assist with returning NASA recovery missions. The Seal program - Sea, Air and Land was instituted by President Kennedy and definitey one of our favorite stops so far.
Monday we cast off the lines and headed north 68 miles to Cocoa, Florida and Cocoa Village Marina. After arriving we checked out the darling Cocoa Village near the marina and had a bite to eat at a dive bar/grill called Murdocks. We both loved it! Then we walked the village. Below are photos of Cocoa Village.
On Tuesday we headed to Merritt Island and the Kennedy Space Center. It was great. Tom loved it. He has always loved the space programs, especially the Apollo program. We spent the day at the visitor center and then did the bus tour and the Saturn 5 center. All was a wonderful experience. The Falcon Heavy was suppose to launch tonight but was delayed. We were hoping to see it from our slip her in New Symrna but winds prevented it from launching. It is now suppose to launch tomorrow night. Fingers crossed;) Below are photos from our time at the Kennedy Space Center.
Tom & Sue Slightam
Read along as we circumnavigate the eastern half of the United States and southern Canada on the Great Loop on our boat BELLA, a Cruiser 460 Express.