"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

April 23, 2011

April 22 - Fort Myers, FL

Day 47 - Too Many Boats

We left our beautiful anchorage and headed to Ft. Myers this morning. When you turn east on the Caloosahatichee River heading to Fr. Myers you are entering the Okeechobee Waterway and are at the end of the Gulf ICW. We will stay in Ft. Myers for a few days, then move the boat to Ft. Myers Beach. We plan on having the boat hauled out there so Stan can get a little maintenance work done. Nothing major...just routine things. It has been a year since she has been out of the water and some things are just easier to do on land.

We went through more open water today and a few spots got a little rough...I don't like waves that hit us on our beam (side) and neither do the things in the cabin. The cabin was a real mess by the time we got to Ft. Myers.

I think everyone in Florida has a boat and they think they can do what ever they want. A lot of them are thoughtless, reckless and rude. All I can say is I'm glad I'm not in smaller boat. I feel sorry for anyone in a small fishing boat or kayak, because they seem to take pride in seeing how much wake they can make. I'd had read that it was better to stay in port on the weekends...now I understand why.

We wondered around the area close to the marina this evening and then had dinner on the boat, we plan to do a little site seeing tomorrow.

Cabbage Key...looks like a great place to stay
Some of the boat traffic we encountered today...this was in a no wake zone.
Little Shell Island...you can rent this island and a houseboat for $500 a night! Notice the picture above shows the same island...would you want to stay here with that much traffic going by?  Especially for $500 a night?

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