Coleen and I attended worship service at the First United Methodist Church in Sanford today. A nice man at the marina offered us a ride as he was taking his kids. It's a small but beautiful church with colorful stained glass windows. I'll admit it did make me a little homesick - OK a lot homesick, as I missed my friends at my home church.
It looks like we'll be holed up here for at least 4 more weeks as we wait for a new fuel tank to be fabricated. We've decided to make the best of it and I'll be working on a lot of little boat projects, including a lot of varnish work, making a new sail cover, and studying for my Captain's license.
After a terribly long absence, I've finally decided to start blogging again. Over the course of the next few weeks, I'll be bringing the website up to date with pictures and stories from our trip to the Bahamas, Florida East Coast, and a trip down and down the St. John's River.
We are currently at Monroe Harbour Marina in Sanford, Florida. We left the boat here for hurricane season and returned a couple of weeks ago with plans to continue our journey at the end of the month. Unfortunately, the fuel tank developed a leak in our absence. Thankfully my neighbor was watching the boat carefully and bailed diesel out of the bilge before it was pumped over board. So we'll be here just a bit longer while I wait for a custom fuel tank.
Good news is that the marina is a block away from the very quaint Sanford historic district. There is a nice park nearby too and a Farmer's Market on Saturday. So we'll make the best of it until we're able to leave.