Saturday, February 19, 2011

Still loitering around Stuart.

Diggin through the archives, I came across this shot and thought I would throw it in...  just because we liked it so much. This was taken from the dock at Bakers Bay on Guana Cay back in 2006, when the boaters at anchor were still allowed ashore.
That's the former NoMoYdWk in the foreground with Istaboa further out.

 Yep, still in Stuart but having a nice time, so... why not?

But we did take the Albury down the ICW to Jupiter yesterday. It's about a 2 hour run because of the no wake areas. We saw a Manatee and lots of really pretty birds, but no pics. Seems my camera battery was dead, so I'm surprised we didn't spot a Mermaid riding atop a Unicorn. Such sighting usually happen when we're without camera. [e.g. The time we motored through a sizable pod of Pilot Whales while crossing the Gulf Stream on the way to the Bahamas, again, dead camera battery....]

More on page 2, with pics.

Jupiter was fun; the water is always clear and clean there, though it's a bit more crowded than the Stuart area, it's not bad. Our intent was to have lunch at GuanaBanas, but once we got there we discovered, they're not dog friendly, so off we went in search of lunch that was dogable. We finally found the Jupiter Point Restaurant. Even the Square Grouper turned their noses up to dogs. "Health code" they said. But... they allow children? Those germy little buggers will definitely make you ill.
Oh well, enough commentary, don't want to alienate the Parent and Grandparents, now do we?

We've been doing a lot of walking around the hood and I'm still experimenting with lenses. The weather has been perfect. Great light!

 A little spa and B&B, Day of Delight
The stonework is coral rock... ya won't see that anymore.

 Shepard's Park

Now we're contemplating a short cruise up the ICW to Titusville. There's a Shuttle launch on the 24th, but our friend Peter is coming into town (to sell Morewater we're sad to say) and we would hate to miss him. So the alternative is to drive up for the day.
The ICW between here and Titusville is not very Nordhavn friendly (meaning, lots of shallow water) , the outside run is preferable, so weather will definitely be a factor. Again, we shall see.




  1. It didn't even occur to me when I saw Stuart to recommend a place. But, you HAVE to try Shrimpers! It's in a marina, you might be able to dockup with Istaboa.

    Right on the water, open air, with incredible food. Try the fried lobster bites or fried shrimp. Both are awesome. Good drinks as well.

    Let me know how you like it if you go.

  2. thanks for this nice post 111213

  3. Hey, makes us nervous - are you guys heading this way, while we are heading that way - always like two ships passing in the night.
    Deb, Rick & Izzy

  4. No, I think we are heading over in April. If you guys stay in Stuart for any length of time give us a call.