We have been making our way steadily south, and currently are at the Vero Beach Municipal Marina for a few days. The marina was recommended by several other cruisers, and we can see why: the moorings are well-protected by mangroves; the staff is nice and helpful; the showers are clean and well-maintained; there’s a lounge with internet, TV, and books and a pretty, tree-shaded picnic/BBQ area, and a free bus to the beaches and town. And only $11 per night! There are, however, many many many tiny no-see-ums, or barely-see-ums, as you could actually see them if you looked hard enough. We’ll leave the boat here for a few days while we rent a car to drive to St. Pete to attend Necronomicon, a sci-fi/fantasy convention at which Chris has been a guest for a number of years. Anne will be on several of the science-based panels – a first for her!