Traveling The ICW North Atlantic Side, Canaveral

OM. I have totally forgotten how amazing it is to explore the ICW. As we pulled up anchor from the Cape Canaveral area we headed West on the Canaveral River to the ICW We had a few bridges to pass under. After sailing the Atlantic over the last week, the calmness of the rivers is quite comforting. It is a bit more challenging to navigate the ICW, but the scenery is so cool.

One of the first things we notices was these barges being pushed on shore using huge inflatable rollers.

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This sailor anchored just in front of the work area of the photo above.  Looks like they are getting ready for their day.

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This shows the long river connecting Canaveral Inlet to the Indian River ICW.

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Man, we could anchor near by and kayak this area.

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A Pelican is flying high with wings open…

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What a great branch to stand on for this diving duck.

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Well looks like someone for got their chair.  Perhaps it will end up floating down stream….

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Half way through the canal, we came to a bascule bridge.

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I swear his head turns as I move the camera… She is posing for me..

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I just cannot believe all the marinas along the Canaveral Canal.

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Looks like another Irma mishap to a boat that was perhaps a derelict to began with.  It’s right next to an expressway.

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Our view of a bridge over the ICW as we exit the Canaveral Canal.

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NASA where they assemble the rockets.

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This is another bridge that opened for us. The bridge says NASA on the side.  It connects the mainland to the NASA Space Center.

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Clearance of 22 feet and the Pelicans are standing guard for NASA.

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Just beyond the NASA bridge was a railroad bridge.  This is our first automatic bridge. It has flashing lights that tell you red stop due to a train is approaching and the bridge is closing.  It was flashing green for us.  Didn’t even have to roll in our head sail. 

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Looks like an Island is growing here.

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We entered a small channel that connects Indian River to the Canaveral Bay.  

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Along this cut I see another Pelican standing guard on this sign and if you don’t do Idle speed he will crap on your boat…LOL

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LOL I noticed this rooster going down for a drink.

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Okay he had enough.  Seeing the road, the obvious question is “Why did the chicken cross the road?”

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What a beautiful place to fish in. Two years ago when we traveled these path, there was a young men on a stand up board with his dog. Right next to him was an alligator. I didn’t see any this time.

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Along with cut was yet another bridge we had to have open for us.  It is really no big deal all the bridge attendants are very nice and we very rarely wait because we time the bridges.

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Just past the bridge is a park. Where people come to view the river.

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This appears to be an old Shuttle fuel tank with two solid booster rockets.

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As always thank you all for following us!Red rose

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