Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Cruising the Okeechobee Waterway

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Mary Annie waiting patiently in Ft. Pierce

Below is the Harbortown Marina where I kept S/V Mary Annie for an month

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It's always a little nerve wracking when the boat gets moved around on the lift.

Organizing and loading the boat for the trip home.
Horses grazing along the Okeechobee Waterway

Airborne mullet

One of the "fixer uppers" parked along the Okeechobee Waterway

This fisherman had a fish on each rod.  

A beautiful sports fisher cruising the OW.

Bank fishing on the waterway

As we entered Lake Okeechobee we met some cruisers that had just crossed.  I asked how the lake was and he replied, "BORING".  This proved to be an understatement.  The lake was a play on gray, with no breeze, no color, no fun.  These white pelicans were the only life I saw during the crossing.

Another cruiser anchor out on the waterway.

A boat with character

This is the railroad bridge that causes many cruisers pain.  It is only 49 feet tall and many cruisers have the locals fill barrels of water tied to one side of their boat to heel it over enough to pass under the bridge.

It was very hot on the cruise across Florida's Okeechobee Waterway.  Amy and I did all we could to stay out of the sun.

Making the turn at Clewiston, Florida

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Sunset on our second night on the OW just west of Moore Haven, Florida.

Below is the Legacy Harbor Marina we stayed at in Ft. Myers.  It was nice.

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