On our way, first day.
Along beach and mangrove lined waterways.
Birds nest atop channel markers.
First evening at anchor in a quiet lagoon
Out at dawn, headed for da gulf.
Da gulf with dolphin
Approaching Port of the Islands
Looking for Alligator
A beach made for shelling
Michelle and Pete
View from the beach
On the beach
Drying shells as the sun sets
Red sky at night
Pete at the Helm
Dick and Joan ...
... sharing a lovely time ...
... anchored to an oyster bar ...
... onto which we were blown because of a failed engine (clogged fuel filter) ...
What's for dinner?
Naples from the gulf
Trouble again ...
The fleet is in
from pilot house
to stateroom below
pilothouse looking aft
Half the movies were ok
At anchor, us too! Actually a boat came off anchor and hit the wreak the next am
O say can you see?
Captiva - Safety Harbor, and Barnacle Phil's
The dock at BP's
Folks put up money all over the walls, ceiling
about $6,000 in all
We had docked here 2 days ago, now being destroyed.
At anchor in a very shallow spot.
That night we grounded and tipped at low tide, note angle of curtain and fly swatter.
Tide rises, then away at dawn
Sand bars around Gullivan Island
A town just south of Everglade City where the Mosquito Festival is in full swing every day of the year!
The dolphin would occassionally get a lot closer than this.
Back to home port on the penultimate day.
Attempting (and failing) the drive to Chicago. Thousands of trucks ...
... and cars off the road. A major storm.
Final sunset, sitting on Hwy 41 in Indiana.