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Indiantown, Florida – March 3, 2014

Day 3 Miles Today: 49 SM; Total Miles: 114 SM Locks Today: 2; Total Locks: 4 At 7:15 a.m. we left Moore Haven City Docks and very shortly arrived at Moore Haven lock, raising us only 2 feet. It was another beautiful morning to be on the water with temperatures in the low 60’s. The […]

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Cody gets excited going through the lock

Moore Haven, Florida – March 2, 2014

Day 2 Miles Today: 42 SM; Total Miles: 65 SM Locks Today: 1; Total Locks: 2 It was a beautiful evening at Franklin Locks last night and we awoke to a light misty fog on the river. We cast the lines at 7:40 a.m. and headed East on the Okeechobee Waterway. Our boat’s engines will […]

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Ready to go

Goodbye Cape Coral, Hello The Great Loop

March 1, 2014 – Day 1 Miles Today: 23; Total Miles: 23 SM Locks Today: 1; Total Locks: 1 The past week has been so busy with last minute preparations and time spent with family and friends. We were able to squeeze in a Tommy Emanuel concert at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts, plus […]

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Dolphin in air

Dolphins, dolphins and more dolphins

One of the great advantages of a trawler is that they seem to attract dolphins.  The combination of the hull design (displacement or semi-displacement) and speed (we usually cruise 6-8 knots, i.e. 7-9 mph) seem to attract dolphins to ride in our wake.  We often see a pod of dolphins that will move directly toward […]

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Sunset at Franklin Lock Jan 2013

Franklin Locks again!

Franklin Locks is a great weekend getaway. Since our grandsons, Jackson and Ryan, had a day off from school, Steve, the boys, Tracy and I decided to make it a special weekend at Franklin Locks… and we were not disappointed. Joining us for the trip were Herb and Maryanne on Sorry Kids. The weather was […]

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Franklin Lock - dock

Thanksgiving Weekend – Franklin Locks

After a big Thanksgiving feast, we left on Friday for Franklin Locks for a “getaway weekend”. Franklin Locks is the first lock on the Caloosahatchee east of Fort Myers on the way to Lake Okeechobee. The Corps of Engineers operates a park there which includes boat slips. It’s a great place to get away and […]

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Indiantown to Peck’s Lake Anchorage

Today we planned to have an easier day (i.e. start later, shorter travel time – in other words, don’t make it like work).  We left Indiantown about 9:30 a.m.  and after short distance we lock through  St. Lucie Lock.  This lock is the last on our eastbound travels of the Okeechobee Waterway and it is […]

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Crossing Lake O

Since our destination today was Indiantown, across Lake Okeechobee, we got an “earlier” start  at 8 a.m.  As we went under the Moorehaven bridge, we noticed that the Moorehaven Railway Bridge was down (and a clearance of 5 ft).  It’s supposed to be open unless a train is coming.   Several of the cruising guides suggest […]

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