Originally Posted by Moonstruck
The Manatee Pocket is a great place for boat "eye candy". We have stopped there many times waiting for a weather window. We usually stop at the Stuart Corinthian YC and fuel at Marina Cay. We are now just up the way at Ft. Pierce.
In the 60's one of my favorites was a little spot in Stuart. Frances Langford (a pretty actress) had a supper club that we used to dock at on our way thru... I'm certain she's gone (she was not young then) but wondered if her place still existed? It was on the west side of the river.
She also had a house nearby and if I was very lucky would be at the restaurant and invite us dock behind her home for a few days. She had a swimming pool which in my mind was an outstanding thing to own!
As for home ports, the boat says Pensacola because Kidlet has a house there. Home is where the boat is, and currently we are on the Gulf coast gearing up for the engine swap. It's a boat -- stuff takes longer than anticipated always.
Still, I'm afloat so it's all good. And here in Carrabelle, the phosphorescent comb jellyfish (specifically, the rainbow variety) are in the river. If you're in the neighborhood, dump a bucket of water on the swim platform and watch the lights dance. It's nifty.
I saw these back on the other side of Panama City last January, and am not sure the duration of the visit. They only arrived last week so hopefully will remain for a time.
Mini-science lesson: Comb jellyfish do not sting. I wrote an article about 'em ... let me see: (here it is)
Janice142 Article Carrabelle Sparkles
It's nifty as heck. I will say that I'm not seeing the quantity of sparkles I saw further west and I have no idea why that is. Perhaps someone else knows?