Great Ride Across the State

Sunday, August 14th – Ft. Pierce, FL
Pulled out from Jack’s Marine in Ft. Myers early Saturday morning to a wonderful ride across the Okeechobee waterway. The marina wasn’t opened, but we gave a little honk as we left…Sue and Chuck live above the marina office. They were super folks. Sue insisted that we take some fresh eggs and some of her Florida key limes with us the day before. Passed by Labella on our way to the big lake…didn’t look a lot different from the water, but we know the area is getting ready to explode with growth….heard an additional bridge is in the works to help with some of the growth.

Fueled at Indiantown…seemed to be a lot more boats there than when we were here last. Made it out to St. Lucie and then started skirting thunderstorms…lots of lightening in the air. So we pulled into Harbortown Marina in Ft. Pierce and called it a day…we’d traveled 140+ miles and did the last of our locks for the trip. They had a jazz festival going on…so we took a dip in their pool, listened to some music, had supper on the boat, took a short walk and called it a night.

We woke about 5 a.m. this morning and will be pulling out soon. Planning to stop in Merritt Island for a short visit with a friend and then see how much farther we get today before the afternoon thunderstorms arrive.

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