Saturday, January 7, 2012

Moving on toward Stuart

Well I know this looks innocent enough....Mike cleaning his bike?  BUT actually, on Tuesday morning we woke up to 25 kt winds and maybe stronger though the night, that's when Mike went outside and found his bike was missing!  Yup, you guessed it, it got blown off the dock and into the water it went.  My sources (Ashley) said he fished it out with a boat hook. 

Ashley got this great shot!
Finally on Wed morning the winds settled down so we could take our leave from Venice, we had hoped to leave on Monday but the strong winds prevented that so we got off the dock bright n early ( 10am ).  Our destination for the day was Burnt Store Marina.  We got there around 3 and pumped out and fueled up SweetPea and had dinner in the restaurant there.  What a nice meal we all had, we could of spent a week here just in the restaurant but it was just a 1 night er, the next morning we we were off again to Legacy Harbour which is at the beginning of the Okeechobee waterway and we also knew we would find some loopers there we had not seen in awhile.

A beautiful sunset as seen from happy hour aboard Something Special at Legacy.  We were joined also by ErikaLin and
 Salt N Sand.

We all went out for dinner at Joe's Crab Shack somehow the only picture I got was of Sid, he may be the most photographed looper of the year!

Can't have too much of a good thing so the next morning (Friday) we were off again leaving Legacy. 
Since we were held up for a couple of extra days in Venice we were now behind schedule.  We were expected at Stuart Friday but it looks like Saturday now and we are a bit eager to get there as this is where we started our LOOP last February.

Below is our day in pictures on the Okeechobee.

Looks like a fun island tiki hut and all.

One of many of the beautiful homes we passed during the day.

Looky looky what we saw.


We started the day in a Manatee zone SLOWspeed and the Environmental Police leading the way.  Once we got the chance Jim was moving at a" high rate of speed"I was surprised that at 18mph our wake was this minimal.  Gee sh that's smaller than a Sea Ray at half the speed.

We got to Moore Haven around 3pm it was cool traveling but once we were docked it was warm.

I couldn't get this picture where I wanted it the beginning, but anyway this was a nice day we spent on Monday in Sarasota.  Thanks Jeff and Linda .  See you in a few weeks Mike and Miss Nell.

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