After a 9 hour day of slugging it out with 20-25 knots of wind on our nose, we take the Biscayne Channel into the bay. Right away you see the action which included kite surfing.
Some of these look like they are going 50 MPH. They congregate on a sand bar off the channel - right out in the open.
Next you see Stilt Village build in the 1930s..
Then a reminder that we are not too far out in the wilderness any more.
Nice place to live
Our boat anchored off Key Biscayne with wildness in the background
The weather was getting bad, and we were able to get into " No Name Harbor" on Monday after the weekenders went to work.
It is a tight place in the harbor and we were right up to the restaurant to start. (Good Cuban food) We moved later on, but it was uncomfortably close to other boats.
The Harbor is located in very nice Bill Baggs State Park with bike, hiking trails, and lovely beach.
The very old light house
A top 10 beach
The boat family.
Another long day from Little Shark River to Marathon. We mostly have motored for two days. Yesterday the wind was behind us and today right on our nose, but it was sunny and breezy and we did not rock n roll! Charlie did not get sick, thank goodness.. We were very happy to see the Seven Mile Bridge
Boot Key Harbor, Marathon....YEA!!
Mooring Ball D3...a good one
On anchor in Little Shark River known for its no se ums. No problem this trip, but last trip I got bitten alive!
There were about 5 boats anchored around us, and it's beautiful and peaceful. When you are entering the anchorage it is so nice to see the other boats, because for 10 hours out on the water you feel like you are the only people in the world.
Leaving Ft Myers and some poor weather behind
The once thriving shrimp fleet at Ft Myers has diminished in size.
The entrance to Marco Island
We are anchored across from the "world famous" Snook Inn.
What a treat to be able to have dinner with wonderful high school friend Carol De Young Erickson and her hubby Brian. They spend 4 months every winter on Marco and were leaving the next morning. Our timing was perfect!
Ft Myers Mooring field for a couple of days to let some rainy weather pass.
If Charlie can't take a golf cart ride twice a day, he insists on a dinghy ride!
Good day for a dinghy ride to Snook Bight Marina and an excellent Publix.
It never did rain, but looked threatening all day. Ft Myers Beach mooring field is a great place to spend a few days.