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

April 28, 2011

April 27 - Ft. Myers Beach, FL

Day 52 - Back in the Water
Matanzas Marina

The guys at the boat yard started cleaning and waxing the hull bright and early this morning. By 10:30 the new battery was in and we were looking beautiful again. They lowered us into the water around noon and we were on our way across the bay to Matanzas Marina. When we arrived our slip wasn't ready so they had us tie up to the bulk head in front of their restaurant. After we secured the lines we went for a swim in the pool. Such a nice way to spend the afternoon after all the work Stan has done on the boat.

We moved the boat to our slip around four...hooked up to shore power and turned on the AC. We have been without it the past few days, not bad at night but very warm in the afternoon. We gave the boat a good scrubbing to get read of all the dust from the boat yard. Now The Pearl is looking good!

We decide we deserved to eat out after all our hard work. The Matanzas Inn has several restaurants so we decided close was best. The food was very good, we didn't have to walk far and they had live music...not too bad.

It looks like we will have to wait here until the winds lay down. We have to travel the rest of the way to the Keys in the Gulf, so we need calmer seas for that to be comfortable.

All fixed, clean and ready to go
 The canal by the Matanzas Inn Restaurant
 View at the pool
 View from the boat across the bay
 Night view from the boat

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