|My route to Marco Island|
After my month away from sailing, I returned to Sarasota for more. I had some time to kill before my wife joined me in Sarasota, so I decided to sail down to Marco Island for a couple of days and meet some friends that were going to be there on vacation. I got some directions for exiting Big Sarasota Pass and it's shifting sands from the dock master and headed out for Marco Island in the morning.
|Sailing along peacefully off of Venice Florida|
|Night approaching as I round Sanibel Island|
|Marco Island Anchorages: the first night after my overnight crossing at Coconut Island and my second night at Smokehouse Bay.|
|Captains Pat, Dylan, and John|
|Maddie and Kristy James|
|Were on a boat!|
|Pelican Bay and Cayo Costa State Park|
After touring the park and spending one more night in Pelican Bay, I headed out for Sarasota the next day on June 3 and had a great sail for most of the trip. The highlight was some energetic and playful dolphins that swam alongside for a bit.