The InterCoastal is extremely
shallow except for the narrow channel dug down
the center. Since the sailboat has a 4 foot
keel we needed to stay right in the channel to
avoid running aground. Being in the middle of the
river we didn't have much scenery to look at, just
a few large landmarks like the VAB (Vehicle Assembly
Building) at the Kennedy Space Center.
The Vehicle Assembly
The day started out a little
overcast, then started getting choppy. It didn't
look like we would run into any thunderstorms,
so we kept heading south. As the waters got rougher,
Vivian appeared to be having less fun. When she
smacked her head into the boom she definitely lost
her enthusiasm for a little while.
Rusty at the wheel and
Vivian hanging on with gritted teeth.
to light the gas grill, but the wind was picking
up and we had to munch fruit and crackers rather
than eat our steaks. The water got rougher as a
dark cloud moved towards the VAB.
As the water got rougher,
Vivians smile became more strained.