The park ranger at Manatee Hammock was so nice last night. They have a fire regulation that says you can only have a fire that’s off the ground. So they rent a metal fire container for $10 for you to use. Wood was another $10. Out of the question for us.
After dark the ranger rode up on a golf cart and delivered a fire container to us for free! A camper left early so they thought we could use it. Wasn’t that nice? We gathered enough downed wood and palm fronds to have a rip roaring fire before we hit the sack.
We woke up to 38 degree temps. The high today was in the mid 60’s. Chilly paddling when you factor in the wind and being wet.
We are stuck doing low mileage because of the way the available camp spots are spaced out. Drats! Tonight we are at the Titusville Spoil Island.
Tomorrow our gear guy, Barney meets us so we can swap out gear and get some cold weather clothes for the remainder of the trip. We will continue to paddle everyday.
Happy Valentines Day!
Advance Love Around,
Marc and Jim