January 2013 - Page 3 - Florida Loop Cruise, con'd.
Sno' Dog and Cat's Away docked stern-to-stern at the Sanibel Marina - just as we were last year!
Jan 31 - Big cold front, 60°, rain & N wind, 20 kts
11:00 AM - Dep Sanibel Marina
1:30 PM - Arr: Naples - City Dock
Today: 26.3 n mi - 2.5 eng hrs
Jan 29 - 11:30 AM - Dep. Ft Myers
1:00 PM - anchored at Picnic I.
2:15 PM - Arr: Sanibel I.- Marina
Today: 16.9 n mi - 2.1 eng hrs
Dinner at Gramma Dot's - Exc!
Jan 30 - Stayed in Sanibel - 80° & sunny
Rode bicycles, good bike-paths here!
Sanibel Island beach - famous for its shells.
The very distinctive Sanibel Lighthouse.
Lots of signs, but no turtles visible.
Docked again stern-to-stern at Naples City Dock - very windy here!
Another welcome to Naples City Dock!
Welcome to Naples City Dock!
Hawaiian Kona Coffee at the Bad Ass Café in Naples.
One of the many access paths to the Naples Beach.
Naples cottage with Bentley convertible in the driveway.
Naples Yacht Club. As the tour boat announcer said every time he
passed by: "One of the most expensive & exclusive yacht clubs in FL"
February 1 - Stayed in Naples - walked, rode bikes
dinner at ChezBoët restaurant - excellent!
Feb 2 - Groundhog Day! (Early spring forecasted.)
11:30 AM - Dep Naples - w/o Cats Away
12:30 PM - psg Marco Island - wind NE 12
2:30 PM - Arr: Everglades City, Rod & Gun Clb.
Rode bikes to Park Headquarters, etc.
Today: 33.3 n mi - 3.2 hrs
Feb 3 - Super Bowl Sunday... Fair, 60°, wind N 10
9:15 AM - Dep Everglades City
12:15 PM - psg Cape Sable, wind N 18 kts
2:45 PM - under 18' bridge north of Marathon
3:15 PM - Arr: Marathon - Sombrero Marina
Today: 72.9 n mi - 6.1 hrs
Ospreys on red marker " 50" near Marco Island.
Ridiculously tall palm trees in front of the Bank of the Everglades.
The Everglades City Rod & Gun Club, a fixture since 1937!
Nancy in front of the Everglades City Town Hall.
A ridiculously tall palm tree!
Everglades City Observation
Tower. Photo at left (and below)
taken from the top.
View from the top of that palm tree!
(That's Nancy on her bike down there.)
Panoramic view of Everglades City. Park headquarters and the airport are to left, downtown is about a mile straight up the road.
Everglades City airboat tours...
|. Canal Barge AMAROK in France...
|. Flash! A One-Quarter share of the
. AMAROK may be available to an interested
. party. Contact us for further details.
Sanibel to Everglades City