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Jan 18/19, Days 82/83 Pictures Worth a Thousand Words
We are finally getting to the Florida we expected this time of year. Nice sunny morning and about 70 degrees. Now that we have these bikes our exploration options have widened significantly. Today we decided to pedal down to Gasparilla State Park at the southern end of the island
and then explore anther local marina before leaving Boca Grande and going to the Ft Myers Yacht Basin.
The trip from Boca Grande to Fort Myers was not very long, but there were many “wake control” zones in Manatee areas and various channels to follow. Despite all of that, it really was a spectacular day on the water.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Bubs, they are not FISH! They are mammals!!! LOVE the dolphins!
We spent a lot of time dinking around in the Tampa area over the last 10 days so we had to hustle down to Ft Myers to meet our friends Bjorne and Christine and go to a “Looper” meeting on Friday we signed up to attend.
Thursday, we went for a day trip on the boat with Bjorne and Christine to a restaurant on Sanibel Island. Nothing like the stress of guests on the boat while providing the luncheon entertainment docking in wind right in front of the restaurants huge picture window.
That maneuver was only to be outdone by the exit where the pressure was compounded by boats having tied up behind and off to the side after we arrived leaving basically a 12’ gap to thread a 10’ boat….in reverse. Astonishingly, the team completed both coming and going without a hitch!
We’re loath to miss some the more picturesque spots like North Captiva Island, Sanibel, and Cabbage Key so we’re going to backtrack a bit early next week before renewing our southern push to Key West.