21 May 2016 | Snead Island Boat Works, Manatee River
11 April 2016 | Regatta Pointe Marina, Palmetto, FL
17 March 2016 | Regatta Pointe Marina, Palmetto, FL
02 March 2016 | Regatta Pointe Marina, Palmetto, FL
02 March 2016 | Crow's Nest Marina, Venice, FL
21 February 2016 | Ft. Meyers Beach Mooring Field
17 February 2016 | Gulf Harbor Marina, Fort Myers, FL
16 February 2016 | Gulf Harbor Marina, Fort Myers, FL
15 February 2016 | Gulf Harbor Marina, Fort Myers, FL
13 February 2016 | Ft. Meyers Beach Mooring Field
31 January 2016 | Ft. Meyers Beach Mooring Field
25 January 2016 | Burnt Store Marina, FL
21 January 2016 | Platinum Point Yacht Club, Burnt Store Marina, Charlotte Harbor Florida
20 January 2016 | Sarasota Mooring Field
28 December 2015 | Regatta Pointe Marina, Palmetto, FL
16 December 2015 | Regatta Pointe Marina, Palmetto, FL
06 December 2015 | Gulfport Municipal Marina, Gulfport, FL
02 December 2015 | Gulfport Municipal Marina, Gulfport, FL
30 November 2015 | Clearwater Harbor Marina, Clearwater, FL
28 November 2015 | Moorings Marina, Carrabelle, FL
If It Wasn’t for the GPS I’d Think We Were Going in Circles!
12 January 2011 | Canaveral Barge Canal, Merritt Island, FL
The best part of today was when our daughter, Jamie, called to say she'd gotten her score and passed her Step II Medical Licensing Exam. Yeah!! All her work and my help and all the help of our friends paid off.
As for the rest of the day, at least it was sunny. We left the dock at 6:45 AM in a north wind with a wind chill of about 26. We left that early because we wanted to get past the NASA Causeway lift bridge, and it's closed from 3:30 until 5. It was 55 miles from the marina to that bridge. Leaving early worked out, we made the bridge, but it was deadly cold until after 11 AM. Bud had on a pair of cloth gloves under his winter gloves and wore his work boots because his feet were cold in his boat shoes. He also wore a balaclava, another regular knit hat over it and pulled the hood of his foul weather jacket over it all. It really felt like the coldest day we've had on the boat. We're not even in North Florida any more; this is Central Florida!
Still, it was sunny and the pelicans and dolphins continue to entertain us. The boat is running fine. Best of all I found a cheap marina so we have power one more night. (It's actually supposed to be colder tonight than last night.) We ended up making 60 nautical miles today. We are better than half way to Stuart, so we have two easier days left. We've been towing the dinghy for two days and have yet to use it. Maybe tomorrow.