31 January 2011 | La Belle
January 29th - Got to La Belle from Moore Haven at 1.10 p.m. 21.88 n.m. 5 hours and two locks.
It is a free dock, right beside La Belle bridge, fortunately it is a new bridge and noise is still a factor but not as bad as when we did this in 2003.
You are allowed 3 days, with water and electricity.
Med moor was successful, did not hit anyone. Probably because we had lots of room. Just kidding.
Immediately went into town to buy the famous La Belle honey. Bought 2 96 oz jugs, 1 mangrove and the other orange blossom. $16.00 each. what a deal.
January 30th, Alain checked the pillow block, stuffing box and decided he had to re-align.
Spent all afternoon down there in the bilge and still managed to cook a wonderful supper. Shrimps in Miso style chinese soup with all the vegetables. mmmmm. I made a trifle because the cakes I made the day before were too sweet... Trifle turned out great.
January 31st, Alain finished aligning the shaft by about 1.00 p.m. and now is back to general door maintenance. What a busy life.
I finished transferring charts from one computer to another and made new boat cards...
We then went to the Kiwanis thrift store, they had a sale on.... 75 % off.
The prices originally were $2.00 per piece, sAlain, 1 pair of nearly new jeans and 4 teashirts and shirts for judi. Lovely.
Fort Myers, one lock left on the waterway and only about 30 n.m.
You can anchor, pick up a mooring ball or go to the Marina. Friendly people.
All for now.
Supper tonight is pizza in a spanish pizza dough.