Sunset at the Sunset Bay Marina in Stuart, FL - on the first night of our 2016 Florida West Coast cruise.
February 2016 - Page 1
Florida West Coast Cruise
2:45 PM - Dep Nettles I. Marina,
Hutchinson I., Jensen Beach
4:30 PM - Arr: Stuart, FL
docked at Sunset Bay Marina,
just in time for a pretty sunset.
Dinner at Luna's, excellent!
Today: 13.2 nm - 1.6 eng hrs
February 2 - Groundhog Day!
10:00 AM - Dep SBM, Stuart
Dark clouds, Lt rain
11:00 AM - St. Lucie Lock
1:30 PM - into Lk Okeechobee
3:00 PM - Psg. Clewiston
4:00 PM - Arr: Moore Haven
Town Dock & Park
Today: 57.7 nm - 5.5 eng hrs
Nancy and Addie enjoying the sunset at Sunset Bay - an auspicious start to our 2-week cruise.
A bit dark and stormy as we head south out of Stuart Tuesday on AM.
Addie checking the signs at the entrance to the St. Lucie Lock.
Addie and Nancy ready for a 16-foot rise in the St. Lucie Lock.
Dramatic clouds as we cross Lk Okeechobee headed for Clewiston.
Interesting, outboard-powered cat - passed near Clewiston.
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February 1, 2016
Start of our
Florida West Coast Cruise
Feb 3 - 9:50 AM - Dep Moore Haven
10:45 AM - Ortona Lock - 45-min Hold
1:45 PM - Franklin Lock
3:00 PM - Arr: Ft Myers, Municipal Marina
Filled forward tank - 45 gal @ $1.84/gal!
Today: 45.5 nm - 4.3 eng hrs.
Feb 4 - 10:00 AM - Dep Ft Myers
11:30 AM - end of Okeechobee Wtrwy,
into Pine Island Sound
2:00 PM - Arr: Placida - Gasparilla Marina
Today 39.7 nm - 3.9 eng hrs
Feb 5 - 10 AM - Dep Placida
Able to take by-pass around
Boca Grande Br. - which was
closed for a week!
12:30 PM - Arr: Venice
Fisherman's Wharf Marina
Today: 20.9 nm - 2.6 eng hrs
Feb 6 - 10:00 AM - Dep Venice
12:30 PM - Arr: Sarasota
Marina Jacks Marina
Today: 15.2 nm - 2.4 eng hrs
Dinner with friends at
their condo on Lido Key.
Addie and Nancy enjoying a peaceful section of the the rim canal.
Passed this good-looking boat - Vigneau - in Pine Island Sound..
Another familiar-looking boat, Flexible Flyer, with an extra tall top.
This spot reserved for Grumpy!
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Addie and the ghost of Madison
Feb 8 - Breakfast with Corindia's
10:00 AM - Dep Sarasota
11:30 AM - under Sunshine Skyway
12:15 PM - Arr: St. Petersburg
Today: 29.4 nm - 2.6 eng hrs
Feb 7 - Superbowl Sunday
Stayed in Sarasota - watched game - & ads...
"Sea" the USA - in a Chevrolet. A floating Corvette!
Osprey at "30A"
Sunset from our slip at Marina Jack's in Sarasota.
This boat was still smoking after catching fire last night.
Heading out of Marina Jack's on a beautiful, calm morning.
Approching the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, much clearer than last year!
Skyway Bridge in our wake as we traverse a calm Tampa Bay.
This guy welcomed us at the St. Petersburg Municipal Dock.