We headed out from Loggerhead early in the morning heading for Venice Beach. The river that led to Loggerhead Marina was so calm and peaceful as we left.
As we went along some parts of the Intracoastal were more unpopulated than others.
We arrived at the Crow's Nest at Venice Beach. It was lovely area. We were surprised when we saw a boat on our dock named Our Time from Wilmington, NC. We knew that boat. We had even put a bid on it that did not go through. The current owners are two women who are very happy with it. We shared our boat card and wished them well. We enjoyed our dinner at the Crow's Nest Restaurant which caters to Venice Beach as well as the marina.
Today, 11/18 we left the Crow's Nest and continued further south on the GIWW. Again, we saw so many dolphins as we crossed Sarasota Bay and Gasparilla Bay.
As we passed a more narrow area, on Channel 16 the Hydrophilic was hailed. We answered back. It was George and Caroline on Lydia!! We first met them in Canada and had hopscotched with them down the coast of Michigan and through the rivers. They are going to spend the winter in FL but we reminded them to call us when they pass through NC next spring or summer. It was great to catch up with them.
We arrived at Tween Waters Marina on Captiva Island. It is located between the GIWW and the Gulf of Mexico. The pool was calling our names, so we headed to the pool. For dinner, we went to the more casual restaurant. I joined the crowd that stepped outside to watch the sunset. It was so breathtaking. It was a terrific way to end the day.
Lat 26 degrees 30.57 North
Long 82 degrees 11.28 West