Friday, March 11, 2022

So... um... yeah... nah

As you may have suspected we did not go last weekend. Come Saturday morning after spending a noisy night on the dock (sloshy out there!) we pulled back into our slip.

Large schools of fish (Jack, I'm told)
show up in our marina occasionally.
We felt like we lost a solid week of getting stuff done due to New Orleans. I still had a couple of sewing projects I wanted to finish, Russ still had a couple of boat projects he wanted to finish, so all in all the decision to stay wasn't terrible for us. We've even done a bit of walking and biking on the island. So no real harm.

If you haven't heard the east coast is about to get a whollop of winter weather this weekend, so we aren't heading out then either. After nearly a week of "highs in the upper 70s and lows in the low 70s" the low Saturday night is project to be 42. Oh yeah. Don't put away those winter clothes just yet.

"I wanna swim. But the water looks cold."
But this does make the desire to get to the keys dwindle. We wanted to spend a month or so there, arriving early Feb and heading out and around the point of Florida about now. And all of that was largely due to the lock on Okeechobee being upgraded/repaired, so cutting through the state wasn't an option.

Well, the lock is on schedule in it's repairs which will be open April 1. At this point we might dilly dally our way down the ICW, spending a day in Venice, a day in Boca Grande, a day at Cayo Costa, and meander our way down the Caloosahatchee River, stopping at LaBelle, Moore haven, and Clewiston, and be one of the first through the lock, skipping the keys altogether this year.

My sewing challenges continue.
I made this holder for our ResQ Disc.

Hoping, though, we never need it.

Because there's always next year. Fingers crossed.

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