D34: Cape Canaveral 12/4/2019

We booked an extra day in PCYC because we knew a rocket launch was scheduled for today. To our surprise, Mike and Saundra invited us to go watch the launch on their 50” foot Hatteras at an anchorage with a view. Mike had worked on the launch pads at Kennedy Space Center for almost 20 years. Several other friends on the docks joined us on the boat at 1100 and we headed back through the lock and north to the anchorage. We got all settled and Saundra started preparing lunch for everyone. The weather seemed perfect, but a bit windy.

Sadly, the launch was postponed because of the wind and was rescheduled for the next day. We all hung out talking and enjoying the lunch and refreshments, before heading back a bit disappointed.   I can't thank Mike and Saundra enough for inviting us to join them.  They were more than dockmasters.  I highly recommend PCYC to other boaters.  You need to be comfortable with fixed docks, but everything else was wonderful.  

I spent the rest of the afternoon cleaning the salt off the boat and organizing some equipment. Several new friends from the marina stopped by to talk or tour the boat and discuss boat stuff. Around 5:45 pm, we headed up to the PCYC club house for drinks and dinner. The club only serves dinner on Wednesday night and Friday night and you have to send in your menu choices by 2 pm that day. We had an incredible evening talking with more members of the club and eating great food. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and made some new friends.

Cathy and I debated whether to stay for the launch the next day, but decided that the changing weather patterns made it necessary to move further south as soon as possible. So, we prepped for an early departure the next morning to Ft. Pierce.

PCYC as seen from their clubhouse

Flight Risk in her slip in Port Canaveral

View in Port Canaveral looking out to sea

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