Sunday, November 20, 2016

11/20 Our Southern Most Point and onto the Okeechobee Waterway

Last night about 3 a.m. the wind changed.  The wind was coming out of the north and was up over 25 miles parer hour.  That woke up the neighborhood.  John went out to reposition our fenders.  Other neighboring boats were awake repositioning dinghies.  So much for a good nights sleep.  We dilly dallied in the morning hoping the winds would lay down and they did lay down some.  Those same neighbors helped us to get off the dock and underway on the Intracoastal Waterway.

We have shown you pictures of the eastern, northern, and most western spots on our trip.  Today, we went to the most southern point of our trip.  We turned toward the Caloosahatchee River that makes up the Okeechobee Waterway at Lat 26 degrees 28.35 North and Long 82 degrees  05.7 West.  This pelican was ready to show us the way.

This is a busy area with boats heading out to the ocean and Ft. Myers.  There is even a convenience store along the waterway.

Traveling at low tide seems to be something we do well.  This shoal was just outside the channel.

We arrived at Legacy Harbor here in Ft. Myers for 3 nights before we continue across the Okeechobee.  It was after 3 and we hadn't had lunch.  A Joe's Crab Shack is right at the marina.  We had an early supper.  I got a Shark Bite drink that comes with a shark on the glass with grenadine "blood" in the shark.  You pour the blood into the glass.  John had a good laugh while I poured.

They are getting ready for Thanksgiving here at Legacy.  This boat even had a turkey aboard.

Lat 26 degrees 38.52 North
Long 81 degrees 52.54 West

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