Monday, November 11, 2013

From marina to the hook

We spent a night in the Gulfport Florida Municipal Marina. The guys were nice and they took good care of us. Sunday we headed out on our southward journey.

Leaving Gulfport we passed a Sea Scouts sailing competition.

Winds were not nearly as strong as predicted. Most of the day we poked along at less than 3 knots. It took forever to cross Tampa bay.

At the rate we were going, we'd still be crossing it after dark. Not good. Checking the charts, we decided to duck into the Little Manatee river and anchor near the Desoto museum. Great anchorage. We got in just before dark, set the anchor, and paddled the dog to shore for her walk.

Once again, the kayak proved its worth.

My lovely wife and I are thinking about checking out the museum. Then we'll try and get back on course on the ICW.

It's great to be in shorts and a T-shirt when it's snowing back home.



  1. What do you do with the dog when you go to museums and such, leave it on the boat?

    1. Sometimes, not often. Sometimes we take turns. We've also been lucky to find dog friendly restaurants.

  2. Sounds like you are enjoying yourselves. Great!