Day 147.  Fort Myers, Florida

We reached the most Southern point of our Great Loop today as we rounded Pine Island within Pine Island Sound and headed up the Caloosahatchee River to Fort Myers. We saw the most unusual coffee shop and fast food outlet mounted on a barge as we came up the Caloosahatchee  River. “Hatchee” is the Seminole Indian word for River.

For the last three days we have been monitoring what may become the first hurricane of the season. It began as a “disturbance” off the coast of Africa near the Cabo Verde Islands and is expected to pass the Lesser Antilles this weekend and the Mexican Coast at the Yucatan Peninsula next weekend. It is still only a 40% chance of forming into a hurricane and hopefully it will stay well to the South of us. The City of Fort Myers Yacht Basin is right next to downtown and had the cheapest fuel we have seen in Florida.

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