We shoved off from our marina in Saint Augustine at 7:06am. Within 25 minutes we crossed under our first bridge, a fixed bridge, at SR 312. The kids missed out on that bridge crossing as they were still sleeping off all the birthday partying of the two days prior! There would be plenty more bridge crossings.
Finally, our sleeping beauties woke up. I’m not sure how they slept through the sound of the water and motor!
Once all the kids woke up we had egg & cheese tacos on corn tortillas with salsa. Robot had some flakes.
With his belly full, Zion then navigated/steered from Rattlesnake Island to Upper a Palm Coast. He has a good eye for daybeacons and GPS movements and he even went under one of the bridges!
When I realized we would nearing Cape Canaveral with the next day, I checked my trusty We Are Go resource. To our delight, there was a countdown for a launch a little less than two hours out! Although we were 50 miles from the launch site, we knew it could be seen since friends had reported seeing launches as far as 100 miles north.
We had the perfect amount of time to check in at a marina, eat at a nearby taco shop, then cross the street to the patio of a beachfront hotel where we ended up just in time to see the fireball flying through the sky—our second launch! We snapped a photo of the trail through the sky after we collected ourselves!
Totally elated, we returned to the boat on foot for an amazing, Bob Ross sort of sunset—Orli said God made it just for us. Isn’t He so good?!