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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.


-Sixbears

8 comments:

  1. I hope you got the wife's meds ok and made your anchorage destination. The snow is as far south as north Alabama. If I wasn't so busy I would be in Orlando next week.

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    1. It went well today. We got what she needed. We are expecting two days of high winds and thunderstorms down here so FL isn't great right now either.

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  2. I read your post title and I thought "so that's how he does it", then I realized you were buying, not selling. I was under the impression for a moment that you were doing a "Chicken Hawk, Back in the World" and loading up your sailboat for the import business.

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    1. I'd need a bigger boat . .

      Naw. . .

      While I think the whole "war on drugs" is stupid, the illegal drug business is full of some nasty characters best avoided.

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  3. From the title, I thought maybe you'd been boarded! lol

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  4. If you're looking for drugs you came to the right state. I wouldn't be surprised the guy at the end of the dock has what you need cheaper than Walgreen's! :-)
    Stay warm this weekend.

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    1. I have heard of dock side service -unlike the pharmacy stuff that took a long kayak ride and a hike into town.

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