Month: December 2014

Okeechobee

The Okeechobee waterway connects Ft. Myers FL to Stuart FL allowing vessels to cross from West coast to East coast without traveling all the way to Key West or Marathon. This saves many miles and much fuel. The trick is to ensure Lake Okeechobee water depths are sufficient to allow safe passage. Last year the …

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Southbound

We spent a delightful 3 days in Clearwater. We have arrived before high season and the hordes of tourists escaping winter have not yet arrived. It’s an easy walk to downtown and all the resources there plus one can catch the Jolly Trolley for more distant destinations. Schlepping groceries on foot isn’t particularly fun so …

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The Crossing

Our hopscotch East along the Florida panhandle is dictated largely by weather. Cold fronts move through and the entire nation is engulfed in much colder than normal temperatures including Florida. We are in need of a place to wait out the weather and decide Panama City Marina isn’t the place; too exposed, too industrial-feeling. So …

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