Marathon it’s not, but it is a marathon — West of Canova Beach

62º, partly cloudy.

Today Melbourne, Florida hosts its first Melbourne & Beaches Music Marathon. With musical performers stationed along the 26+ mile route it’s an interesting concept. We were wakened by rock band bass and percussion this morning at 0745. Fortunately, the band, stationed on the Eau Gallie causeway, was good. As the breeze built so did the band’s impact on our eye-lids (the band was directly upwind). We ended up rising well before the alarm we set. Now, we are listening to Prairie Home Companion (which we first heard anchored in Mattawoman Creek on the Potomac in 1980 — it was 88º at 2130 that night).

Yesterday, we were able to partly sail down from Titusville, but when we arrived Eau Gallie, there was a sailboat race in progress more or less where we planned to anchor. So, we came around to the south side of the causeway to anchor off some of the most expensive homes in the area. So far no one has come to run us off…yet.

We are working our way toward Fort Pierce through areas where seven feet of water is considered “deep.” When we lived here we used to remark when the water got this deep. When we moved to the Chesapeake, we started remarking when it got this shallow.

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