Category Archives: Florida

Day 148.  Moore Haven, Florida

Beautiful Fort Myers sunset last night after an afternoon of heavy rain. Luckily we were berthed at the City of Fort Myers Yacht basin when the rain came down very heavily. A vessel that came in after us said they … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Day 146. Venice, Florida

Great night last night with Ray and Camille at the Riverhouse Restaurant, our buy as they fed us so well in Portsmouth with Camille’s home cooking. You can just see Pacman on the floor behind Ray’s chair. It was fun … Continue reading

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Day 145. Palmetto, Florida

Our amenities at Turtle Cove, one last look for showers before departing Tarpon Springs this morning. We had lots of no wake zones today as we proceeded South through Clearwater and onto Tampa Bay.  The Skyway bridge across Tampa Bay … Continue reading

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Day 144.  Tarpon Springs layover.

We decided we deserved a rest day as it is 9 days since left Bobbies Fish Camp where we had our last layover day. So I did the laundry this morning and we went to Mamas Greek Taverna for lunch. … Continue reading

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Day 143. Tarpon Springs

  Today we vanquished the nemesis that has been concerning us for a while. The Great Loop is generally in sheltered waters apart from 25 miles near Sandy Hook, 80 miles across Lake Michigan and just now 150 miles of open … Continue reading

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Day 142. Steinhatchee, Florida

A largish session last night in St Marks when Arrie, the marina admin lady asked us to join her and her boyfriend Robert for Saturday night drinks. We met their eclectic assembly of friends too and raised bar tabs at … Continue reading

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Day 141.  St Marks, Florida

Day break at Apalachicola Marina with Spike’s tidy little 25 ft yacht in the foreground. Last night Spike told us about his dream of exploring the the South American Rivers. Initially heading up Venezula’s Orinoco River he takes a “distributory” … Continue reading

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Day 140. Apalachicola, Fl.

Arrived at Apalachicola at 1.30pm after leaving Panama City at 7am, however we crossed a time zone so it is an hour later and thetefore we are back on Eastern Time. We chose not to go to Port Saint Joe … Continue reading

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Day 139.  Panama City Marina

Enjoyable evening in the Oyster Bar at Bluewater Bay marina last night. “Jimmie”(like the boys name), who runs the marina office, next to Deveen’s right in the photo above, called loopers Jack and Patty to come by and meet us. … Continue reading

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