Monday, March 28, 2022

Well…that didn’t take long…

Precious Cargo in Ft. Myers FL!!!

Apparently, the “go button” on blog posts is to MOVE THE BOAT!  And that’s exactly what we’ve done.  The weather & tide were in our favor during the late morning hours on Sunday 3/27/2022. So by 11:30am we were underway heading EAST from Ft Myers FL on the Caloosahatchee River.  I was thrilled to be moving because let’s face it “sitting” on a boat isn’t why we own a boat…it’s about the adventure and journey!!

Passing under I-75 heading EAST!

Since we left later in the morning we knew a short day was a good beginning to a great cruising day.  We docked in LaBelle FL (free city docks with power and water) around 3:30pm.  Normally, once we get settled, we hop off the boat to explore, visit or stretch our legs.  However, there was 1 other sailboat docked and he was busy with boat projects, we toured the town 6 years ago on our last trip through and it was Sunday so most of the favorite stops were closed.  We stayed onboard, enjoying the different sounds of the bridge and lack of urban hubbub, studying the next leg of adventure and looking forward to the Okeechobee Waterway.  It was a nice change from the past 2 months of family, friends and downtown fun…but we sure miss all of them!!!

Docked in LaBelle FL 3/27/2022

After a peaceful night’s sleep we were up and underway by 8:20am, clearing 2 locks and arriving at Roland Martin Marin around 1:30pm.  This is our first visit at Roland Martin’s place – we usually anchor!  It’s a tight squeeze and we will have to back down the canal to spin in the basin tomorrow but low/no wind is forecast and the boats behind us are leaving as well…”shouldn’t be a problem”!!

Docked in Clewiston FL @ Roland Martin Marina 3/28/2022

We are ready for more looper company this evening and looking forward to exploring more of the Okeechobee Waterway.  We really are River People!!  Until next time…

Our morning commute on 3/28/2022

Stay healthy and God bless

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