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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Something about two days of rain



In every life a little rain must fall. This is day two at the marina. It's a nice marina, but the budget can't take too many more days here. On the other hand, the spacious boater's lounge with most of the amenities helped us pass the days in comfort. I guess weekly or monthly rates aren't that bad, but the daily rates are higher than we like to spend.

Fort Myers Beach is a nice little tourist town, but I'm told it will be packed solid here with people in the near future. For now, it's pretty manageable. The trolley system is well run. For fifty cents I was able to take it over to Publix to do the groceries. It certainly feels good to have the boat restocked.

Water containers have been refilled. The boat battery is recharged. Laundry's done. We are set for the next leg of our journey.

When I decided to head to a marina, one of the concerns was that my lovely wife wasn't feeling very well. Only later did we discover she forgot to take her evening's medications so that would account for her feeling off. She's better now.

One thing I discovered while in Publix is that there's something called “The Super Bowl” going on this weekend. Yeah, I'm that out of touch. Apparently this event requires massive amounts of finger food. While all those people are glued to the TV, I'll be anchored off a really nice little beach where we can let the dog run free. Life is full of choices.

These past couple of days have allowed me to catch up on the news, for what it's worth. Did the Zombie Apocalypse happen while I was away and this is the aftermath? That would explain how strange the news appears to me now.

Friday looks like another rainy day, but warmer and with favorable winds. I'll do a little end of the month business using the marina's high speed Internet, fill up the gas tank, untie the dock lines and be free again.

-Sixbears

11 comments:

  1. Oh Sixbears, there's nothing like freedom my friend...

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  2. Just trying to hold onto what freedom I have.

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  3. You didn't miss anything with the news. The world is like those old TV soap operas - you could skip watching for a month and nothing changed. Glad you, your wife and boat are recharged and ready to go!

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    1. It was a good stop, but it's good to be moving again.

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  4. Beat feet down to Naples, where you can get back inside on the "Intracoastal" ...it gets kinda sketchy here and there, but I took a boat which drew 5 ft. through there.
    A trip worth taking ! Cuz then you will discover old Florida as it pretty much starts around that point with no developement. This will dump you out at Marco Island. Take the inside trip around to Goodland " But stock up in Marco ! As it's about the last supply point till the Keys...

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  5. Did you mean "supper" bowl by any chance? I might be interested in a supper bowl.

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  6. Sixbears,

    I'm happy to hear your wife figured out why she wasn't feeling well. It was forgetting medication, and not that dreaded flu that has been going around.
    There is nothing better than being totally away from the craziness of city noise and busyness when out in the ocean. Enjoy your next destination.

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    1. No dreaded flu, thank god. Love the open water.

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  7. At least it wasn't snow! Glad all's well. Enjoy the freedom while you can. Wishing you fair winds and calm seas....

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    1. 80 degree sunny days -feels like FL at last.

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