It’s yet another 2 for 1! Honestly, it’s because I’m a bit lazy and there’s not much that happens when we spend multiple days at the same place (including not much blog writing obviously). We spent a total of three nights at Marker 1 Marina in Dunedin.
The primary attraction was the opportunity to spend time with Alan and Jeanette and we had a lot of fun doing that. We had some fantastic food and good times together, but we have fallen so far off the dietary wagon N is concerned the trim tabs need extending to get on plane!
We spent another day riding some rental bikes. Sounds good on the exercise front, but both days of riding were punctuated with stops for food or drink so no brownie points there.
It was good to get up this morning at get underway once more. The weather was brisk, but the water calm.
This was our first navigation on the ICW through what can best be described as urban neighborhoods. Lots of houses and high rises with boats on lifts at every turn. It was sort of frustrating to slow down for the intermittent No Wake zones, but we had a short journey and the slower pace allowed us to better check out the shoreline.
Our destination was Cortez, Florida to visit B’s “double double cousin” Meredith. No explanation here of what it takes to be a double double cousin, but B will be happy to regale the curious with the whole story if asked. Anyway, Meredith and her husband Gerry live at a place with an attached marina and we’re leaving the boat here while we go back to Tacoma for Christmas and New Year.
In the meantime, we’re going to get some general maintenance work done, get a US flag properly placed, have window leaks repaired and generally fiddle around with stuff getting ready for our big Florida swing!