Thursday, January 21, 2016
Looking for drugs
One of my lovely wife's prescriptions is running low. It's a difficult one to fill, always a hassle. She looked into getting it filled in Venice, but it would take days for the pills to come in. That would have us spending a lot more nights in a marina. We want to be in a better protected place as the storms are coming in on Friday.
Thanks to Active Captain and Google Maps we found a pharmacy down the coast close to an anchorage. (near the Tom Adams Key Bridge.) It's an all right spot for a mild night. Judging by the two sailboats tossed up into the mangroves, it's not that great a place in a blow.
We are anchored about a 10 minute kayak paddle from a small unofficial landing near the bridge. The dog needed her trip to shore so it was a good opportunity to check out dinghy access. There are some “official” dinghy docks, but they aren't close to where we need to be. The kayak should be fine locked to a tree for a few hours.
Then it's down the coast to the Boca Grande Bayou once again. Hopefully we can do it all before dark. The weather radio keeps upgrading the expected winds so we want to be tucked in before then.
One more parting parting bridge shot. It was another day of backing up car traffic.