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Jan 24/25 Days 88/89 Conquering Cayo Costa
Despite the coast guard announcing 4-5 foot waves, we left Burnt Store Marina for a 12 mile jaunt across slightly protected waters to get over to Cayo Costa State Park (a 2400 acre unspoiled, uninhabited, barrier island) and set the anchor for 2 nights “on the hook” and some island exploration time. The crossing was nearly flat so the wave hype was just that. It’s a beautiful location that is western Floridians’ big brag generator; although to be honest, we’ve been more impressed with even some of the river anchorages up north (not to mention Prideaux Haven, BC and other NW spots).
Lots of trails, roads, and beach walks to discover:
We were one of the first to anchor in the area ( I think the high winds had scared everyone off, but by the second day, we watched about 30 boats cruise in and drop anchor (even though at that point there were 13 mph winds….guess we timed THAT little 12 mile crossing right!) We did dinghy over to say Hi to one of the other first people. Their Albin Express Cruiser caught N’s eye. Henry sent this song to us a few days ago…maybe applicable to that boat??!! https://www.bing.com/search?q=buy+me+a+boat+chris+janson+video&form=EDGNTC&qs=AS&cvid=87d47f4d5f8a4be2b52fa3c2dedeed8b&pq=buy+me+a+boat+chris&elv=AXXfrEiqqD9r3GuelwApulrr8cC%21MQQk4uvpdmBpnUp9olzw4FoogPrwf5dC8DT3Evubp%21eYiyneBeEnI3irLv8R5ecPzS%21g6eFkQNaTmIMD
Lots of dinghy adventures:
And lots of boat time:
As usual, we cooked, grilled, and cleaned but also even made brownies on the range top today. But mostly, if we were on board, we read and napped: