“We owe you a refund.” Boy, you don’t hear that much around the water these days. TMM doesn’t charge on overall length, they charge on boat length. This decided us then and there to change our plans for leaving the boat in this area from Cocoa to TMM.
Sailing here has unlocked a whole lot of memories. After Titusville we moved on to Cocoa Village Marina (formerly Whitley Marina). Last place we stopped here when we headed north in 1980. Today it is a very, very nice condo marina that thinks it is a marina — a 180 from the place in North Carolina.
We walked to Cocoa Village and window shopped. The menu at Cafe Margaux looked interesting and the place has a good reputation on the coconut telegraph. So, we hung around until they opened, and then had one of the ten best dining experiences we’ve ever had. Great food, great service, great wine list, great weather for al fresco dining. Pastis, escargot, bacon wrapped scallops, curry cesar salad, seared ahi with a plum wine and ginger glaze, bamboo rice, herbed polenta, bacon wrapped around chicken wrapped around prosciutto, wrapped around asparagus, key lime pie, laced with blood orange juice and layered on dark chocolate in a graham crumb crust, all napped with sauces that added to the experience rather than drowning the food. And an excellent Loire Valley 2007 Sancere. I gotta stop — I’m drooling.