The Atlantis, the last space shuttle, one of the many that did 135 missions into space to repair the Hubble Space Telescope and build the International Space Station.
We visited the Kennedy Space Centre yesterday and I would highly recommend it. It was fantastic! We spent part of our time on a bus tour of the facility where we saw the launch pads and the humongous crawler that moves the launch pads with the space shuttles with the rockets attached from one place to another.
The capsule from Apollo 13, the ill fated mission where the team had to abort a mission and return to earth, the whole team worked to fix the problems that occurred and the men came home safely.
We returned the space centre and toured the Atlantis exhibit, it was one of the shuttles. Here is the shuttle bay of Atlantis with the Canada Arm's in full view.
Mooring ball for $20/night. Good showers, wifi at Marina, laundry
We could have spent another whole day there, taking in the exhibits. We also visited the "Explorers wanted" building, where they talked about what is in the future for the space program. They had the three types of Mars rovers in there, the ingenuity and precision that went into building these vehicles was just unbelievable.
We are using "The Intracoastal Waterway, Norfolk to Miami, A Cockpit Cruising Handbook" by Jan and Bill Moeller. It is a small guide with few pictures and has references to bridges, anchorages and marinas by the mile number along the waterway. We just purchased some old cruising guides Waterway Guide published by Boating Industry Magazine. We got it at a Sailor's Exchange and it cover Florida, east and west coast, the Keys and some of the Gulf Coast. We are using it only for anchorages and ideas of what to see in places we visit.
St. Augustine FA
Stayed at a mooring at the St. Augustine Municipal Marina
$20/night, wifi in Marina bldg, a lounge, laundry $2/load/ nice showers
A bit noisy as you are close to shore, cruiser bus $5/person, will drive you around and pick you up.
Daytona Beach, FA
Anchored in 4m. Good holding, no protection, open to waves from ICW
No info. on services
Shallow spots in anchorage, proceed with caution.
Good access to groceries, within walking distance
Went to Kennedy Space Centre, taxi. $40 each way, worth it.