The much vaunted (locally at least) cold front did not generate the heavy winds and rain predicted. The winds were 5kts less than touted through the whole two days. The rain came in two squalls that lasted about 45 minutes each. By sunset yesterday, the sky was essentially clear. The winds moved from SW to NW and built through the night. The place we anchored was safe but somewhat exposed and therefore not entirely restful. We slogged into a chilly NNE wind today that required the cockpit enclosure for comfort. Both opening bridges did so perfectly. We didn’t touch the throttle for either.
Titusville Municipal Marina put us in an even better slip this time, but it still took about two hours for us to rig the docklines for a month’s hiatus. That wasn’t all bad as it put us right in time for dinner at El Leoncito (lion cub) Restaurant. The Friday night special is Camarones Enchilados — Shrimp in Cuban chili sauce, black beans and white rice and tostones (fried plantain slices) — yum. The Margarita and Mojito were good too. Our waiter, Sergio, is a new old friend. Our third visit this winter to El Leoncito — Es nuestro restaurante cubano favorito. Tomorrow we prep the boat for our return the Babel of the Beltway