We arrived at the Ft. Myers Yacht Basin on Monday, November 28th. We had a great ride down from Venice and now we’re all settled in at Ft. Myers for a month.
We left out at 6:40 a.m. on Monday. We had to cross Charlotte Harbor on our way to Ft. Myers and the winds were predicted to pick up in the afternoon. So we had an early start and got on across before conditions changed.
By 11:40 we were in Ft. Myers, having traveled about 60 miles in 5 hours. We were originally not going to arrive at the marina until December 1st. But they were having a big retirement party for the dockmaster on Monday the 28th. So we came in early to wish him well and enjoy the festivities.
When we returned from the dock party on Monday night, we noticed the refrigerator in “Miss My Money” had started defrosting. David called a technician who agreed to have someone come on Tuesday to check it out. So we rented a car Tuesday morning and took everything in the refrigerator to our new place. The technician came later Tuesday. He had to pull the refrigerator out of the wall, which turned out to be a bit of a project. The unit fits snugly in the hole. The technician assessed that the computer control unit needed to be replaced. We found one on-line and it should be here, hopefully by the end of the week.
Carole invited us along with Kent and Jane over to “Tiger” on Tuesday evening for another fish fry. She again did an awesome job. Everyone had a great time.
With having the car, we’ve been able to run back and forth between the new house and “Miss My Money” a couple of times. Bill, Carole, and Suzanne joined on one of our trips and then Kent and Jane from “Rising Tide” went out with us on Wednesday.
While we were having lunch at the Buckingham Farm with Kent and Jane on Wednesday, Bob and Lynda off the Mainship “Erika Lin” showed up at the farm. We met them last year in Mystic Connecticut at the MTOA Northeast Rendezvous and then traveled with them over to Mattituck NY once the rendezvous ended. Bob and Lynda are also gold loopers who have a home in the Ft. Myers area.
Once “Tiger” left the Ft. Myers marina, we moved “Miss My Money” into the slip where they’d been. She’ll spend the next month in that spot. When we arrived on Monday, they directed us to the facedock at the Ft. Myers Yacht Basin. The facedock is less protected than where we’re tied now. We’re actually in about the same spot that we’ve been tied for the last couple years. It’s convenient to all the facilities and downtown. They have a farmers market here every Thursday morning and lots of activities scheduled for downtown during the month of December.
Since we won’t be traveling on the boat during the next month or so, we probably won’t be posting many blogs, if any. Thanks for taking to time to follow along our journey this year. We hope that each and every one of you have a wonderful holiday season!