3 week trip on Houseboat in Everglades

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

Michelle underway


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) ...

In tow

Thanking Dave

What's for dinner?




Naples from the gulf

Trouble again ...

The fleet is in

At anchor

from pilot house

to stateroom below

looking forward

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.