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February 2014  -  Page 2
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A Misty Day on the Florida Gulf Intracoastal Waterway near White Beach (Siesta Key) just south of Sarasota.
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.  FL W. Coast - Marathon to Sarasota
Thursday, Friday - February 06 & 07 -
Stayed in
Sarasota.  Visited Marie Selby Botanical
Gardens. Went to play (
Other Desert Cities) at Asolo
Rep Theatre, Etc, etc...  Walked around Sarasota.
Segways in the fog - on Island Park across fr Capt Jacks in Sarasota.
Harvey Griggs trying out his new electric "Torqeedo".
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Sno' Dog & Cats Away in background - at Capt Jacks.)
Harvey photographing the coys at the Botanical Gardens.
Nancy in the Rainforest section of the Sarasota-based Marie Selby
Botanical Gardens, filled with orchids and other epiphytes.
Amazing roots on a banyan tree in the Sarasota Botanical Gardens.
Saturday February 8 - Breakfast w Griggs & Corindias
.   11:30 AM - Dep Marina Jack's Sarasota
.     1:15 PM - Passing Venice - in the FOG!
.     2:45 PM - Arr: Englewood, Royal Palm Marina
.                    Today: 24.0 n mi  -  3.4 eng hrs
This candidate for my Funny Names collection appeared out
of the
FOG near Venice.  (Click on photo to read name.)
On the Gulf  Intracoastal Waterway near Venice,
       more like Maine than Florida!
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Sunday February 9 - Breakfast at Winks Café w Ann Gaddis,
.                                Excellent blue crab omelets!
.   11:30 AM - Dep Royal Palm Marina, Englewood
.     1:30 PM - Arr: Boca Grande - Marina
.                      Today: 15.0 n mi  -  2.0 eng hrs
             Walked into town, rode bikes to end of island.
Boca Grande Gulfside - Nancy checking out the beach.
On the road into "downtown" Boca Grande...
The Boca Grande Rangelight.
On the road into "downtown" Boca Grande...
Gulf Sunset in Boca Grande.
Monday February 10 -
. .   10:15 AM - Dep Boca Grande Marina
.      12 noon - abeam Sanibel, mi "0" of Okeechobee Wtwy.
.       2:30 PM - Arr: Ft. Myers - Muni Yacht Basin
                
Filled Fuel Tanks - 89.1 gal
.                Since last fill-up in Marathon: 260 n mi, 28.3 hrs
.                3.1 gph, 3.4 mpg, ave speed 9.2 knots (10.6 mph)
.                             Today: 34.2 n mi  -  3.8 eng hrs
Nuclear Fishin from OakRidge, TN.
Fort Myers reflected in the very calm Caloosahatchee River.
The Lady Chadwyck Sanibel/Captiva ferry.
Tuesday February 11 -
. .    10:00 AM - Dep Ft. Myers Yacht Basin
.      12:30 PM - passing La Belle on the Caloosahachee R..
.        2:30 PM - passing Moore Haven
.        3:30 PM - Arr: Clewiston - Roland Martin Marina
                   Today: 56.3 n mi  -  5.3 eng hrs
In the Moore Haven Lock with Leading Lady -
.                and the other Leading Lady!
Passing HOGPEN GULLY on the Okeechobee Waterway.
.       (Screen-shot of Raymarine E-120 Chartplotter.)
The (very straight) Rim Canal between Moore Haven and Clewiston.
A biker on the dyke.
At Roland Martin's Marina in Clewiston.  
There's a man peeking through at the heron -
which is NOT painted!
The Town Café in downtown Clewiston - seating for 1000!
Sun dog (my shadow) on Sno' Dog at sunset in Clewiston.
Wednesday February 12 -
. .     9:30 AM - Dep Clewiston, Roland Martin's
.      11:15 AM - Port Mayaca (E end of Lk "O")
.        1:30 PM - out of St Lucie Lock
.        3:30 PM - Arr: Jensen Beach - Nettles Island Marina
                     Today: 60.1 n mi  -  5.6 eng hrs
A rare photo of Nancy at the helm.
Heading out into Lake Okeechobee on a beautiful calm morning.
My Michelle passing under the 49-ft Port Mayaca RR Bridge.
In the St Lucie Lock - only 2 hours from home!
Approaching our home port - with a strong tailwind.  We got in just before the arrival of the cold front - strong winds and thunderstorms!
An EXCELLENT TRIP! The roughest weather of the
entire trip was at Nettles Island Marina upon our return!
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