Monthly Archives: December 2016

Christmas in the Everglades!

Does Christmas at the Rod and Gun Club seem an odd choice?  Months ago we learned about the historic Rod and Gun Club located in Everglade City.   After some discussion, we decided it would make a good spot for Christmas before heading to … Continue reading

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Anchoring-Rookery Bay & Factory Bay

Full disclosure:   This post is back dated- thanks to new and returning readers as we get up to date! ( a few more posts and we will be caught up in the new year) ROOKERY BAY The most direct route to Marco Island from Naples … Continue reading

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A week at FMB and on to Naples

Full disclosure:   This post is back dated- I admit to getting sidetracked from the blog between mid December and Mid January- so here is my attempt to reconstruct the very fun weeks over the holidays! (as I sit on the … Continue reading

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Fort Meyers Beach- Snook Bight Marina

The Snow Storms on Minnesota; sending polar vortex to Florida?   No complaints here- we pulled anchor continued as planned- no wind has prevented our journey to date.   Before our trip, 15 knots might have kept us at the dock.  Later … Continue reading

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Beat the Storm to Cayo Costa

High winds are predicted over the next few days,  we didn’t want to be weathered in at a marina.   So good bye to the old main street of Venice where we saw this cute retro woody wagon. After hearing rave … Continue reading

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Shelling, The Market, then On To Venice- Fisherman’s Wharf

At risk of developing the “shelling stoop”; we hit the beach looking for shells.   Took the courtesy car over to St Armond Circle, walked by the upscale shops and headed toward the beach.   Colleen envisions a shell craft … Continue reading

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Sarasota- Circus Museum and Gardens

  The Greatest Show on Earth- proclaims the Circus posters promoting the Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus.     We learned all about the circus when touring the museum in Sarasota.   First lets talk about the marina … . MARINA JACKS If … Continue reading

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Foggy day on the water- to Sarasota

Time to move on and explore the Sarasota area.   By land about 14 miles south; by water it will be almost 30 miles!   By car – 25 minutes; by boat- 4 hours.   Its a different pace traveling by water!   We … Continue reading

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Across Tampa Bay to Bradenton

  Most days the weather reports are foremost on our minds, today we threw of the dock lines and found the wind was a bit more blustery than we anticipated!    Our boat was parallel parked on a lay-along sea wall … Continue reading

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