The anchorage at Melbourne Beach is a great stop. Since discovering this nice little town, we stop here rather than staying at the marina although the marina is great alternative when we want to be hooked to shore power. We anchor at the little green 2 below. The Marina is at the red 5.
The first order of business at the anchorage is to take Piper to shore. Steve
In anticipation of getting us into the dinghy for a trip Melbourne Beach, Steve went around to the cockpit. His gasp was audible. The dinghy had floated away. Imagine that your car is not in the garage when you get up in the morning and head off to work. Imagine that your other car is not in the garage when you get up in the morning and you have to be at work for a presentation that determines your future.
Steve spotted the dinghy about a quarter mile away. Not sure if that is accurate, but he swam for it, so he gets to determine the distance. He scurried down to the state room to put on swim trunks, flew back up through the salon and dove off the swim platform. The swim trunks slipped down to his --yep you got it-- he stopped briefly to make an adjustment and then swam like he was in the Olympics. I watched--speechless. I wasn't aware at the time that Steve had seen a sign warning of bull sharks in the area.
You might be asking "How did this happen?' HMMMM. Let's just say that the dinghy did not get tied off in the most secure fashion and a lesson on tying knots ensued.
After this little adventure, we were all ready to go exploring!
|I don't know why I took this shot but it looks like another accidental selfie|
|Time to head back|
We love that we now have another adventure story to tell involving our good friend Mr. Dave!