Posts from March 2020

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

We got beat up pretty badly on the first leg of our trip from Marco Island to Marathon Key. As previously reported, we had to get off the Gulf at Everglades City in order to "save the furniture" because the Gulf turned into a washing machine. We made the journey to Marathon on March 3. It was a long ride...about 84 miles...but late in the afternoon we pulled into a most beautiful marina resort... Read full post

Thursday, March 05, 2020

End of Day 210:

62 travel Days 41 Locks 3300 Miles 2000 Gallons of Fuel Now at Marathon Key, the furthest southern latitude of the trip Key Learnings: In salt water, boat bottoms need scrubbing and zincs need replacing every 6 to 8 weeks There are very few alligators in Everglades City now as they move inland to avoid salt water until the spring rains begin.  Salt water causes blindness.... Read full post
Monday, March 02, 2020

We left Cape Coral on February 17 (Monday) and headed to Salty Sam's Marina in Ft. Myers. It was a beautiful morning for the cruise south. This would be our home for the next 11 days. We arrived at our slip and questioned if we had the correct one. Our assigned slip shared the dock with the Ft. Myers Pirate Ship excursion. For the next 11 days we witnessed hundreds of families get on and off... Read full post