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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
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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.
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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)
actually
          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.
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