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 project- maybe glued to a Christmas tree? Watch out pinterest.
We finally hit the right day for going to a Farmers Market. The Sarasota market is a few blocks from the marina; and combines blocks of produce, crafts and food vendors.
trying to choose the right combination for cooking on the boat:
and then finding more;
maybe a few ingredients for pico de gallo?
or just for color?
Plus one pic from the parade- the rest didn’t turn out so well:
The weekend came to an end; time to move on- so we are heading to Venice Florida!
SUNDAY BOAT TRAFFIC
The forecast was for increasing winds, so we were hopeful to arrive in the next marina before high winds. It was an uneventful trip- other than plenty of sunday drivers !
view off our stern;
and view of oncoming traffic and those we are following:
Bascule Bridges pivot to open:
The swing bridge opened for us- the bridge tender stayed in the middle section and greeted us as we went through
The scenery is changing again. The channel is narrow, and the homes are grand- many have the mangrove bushes along the front shoreline
Others are pristine and well manicured:
FISHERMANS WHARF MARINA
Home for the night is at Fisherman’s Wharf Marina. We traveled 18 miles in 2.75 hours. the wind was picking up and also the current from the tide. It was a little tricky getting into the slip, but all is well. 81 degrees; SE winds at 10 to 15 mph.
Accumulated miles this season: 2775.69 miles.
We caught up with our friends on Fins; and joined them for drinks on their boat before dinner.
Caught up on boating stories and plans for the next stop- the high winds are still lingering through the week.
Still loving the palm trees; even while missing the Christmas trees!
We hope to get to Caya Costco park and anchor for a few days later in the week. Stay tuned; Thanks for reading!