This will be a short post unless you want to be as antsy as we were here:
If you DO want to be antsy just ask and we will regale you with some of the info we sat through. It is amazing how painful it is to sit in a room like that when fair winds and the boat both beckon. (Remember that spring fever feeling senior year??) Will acknowledge that some (unfortunately not all) of the presentations were concise and worthwhile. The worst was basically a 45 minute pitch to buy a book with minimal actual information imparted. But oh well. Ft. Myers was an okay place to stop and we got to see Bjorne and Christine for one more final dinner so it all worked out.
We left the marina before noon with head-on winds picking up to about 13 mph.
We took a short cut (although Navionics wouldn’t “let us” officially “take” it, even WITH hitting way points) which significantly cut our wind frontage and distance—only could take the short cur because of our 2 foot draft! YAY, Bayliner!
We had planned earlier in the week to head out to anchor at some placesthat we had rushed by last week in order to get down to that boring conference (hmmmm, lesson learned!) but the weather (big winds and rain) forecast have required us to change plans so we headed out toward a marina NORTHward! Yeah, weird! But we really want to get to those anchorages, so we are basically now due east of them at Burnt Shore Marina (near Punta Gorda, Florida) and will sit out at least 2 days here until we get fairer weather. (Walks, biking and probably golf are in the cards.)
Lots of Loopers on the dock here who are in the harbor/marina out of the weather too. Seeing some familiar faces and boats from way up on the rivers. It’s fun to catch up.
White pelicans (different than those grey ones!) greeted us as we entered the marina.