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Friday, March 1, 2013

March 1, 2013, Snook Bight Marina, Fort Myers Beach, FL

It has been almost a month since our last posting.  We spent the month at City of Fort Myers Yacht Basin Marina.  We love the marina and the downtown area where there is always something going on.  We left downtown on February 25 and went up the Caloosahatchee River to our friends, Nick and Aline, and spend a few days at their dock.  We left late Thursday morning and came down to the beach where we will spend a month.  It started out to be a gloomy day but ended up with sunshine and a beautiful day but we did have some wind to contend with.

CO's comments:  Motoring in the canal system in Florida is kinda neat.  You would not think large vessels could maneuver in these canals but we do.


From our slip at City of Fort Myers Yacht Basin, beautiful view of the city at night, 2-7-2013

Another beautiful sunset in downtown Fort Myers, 2-9-2013

View from our slip in daylight, 2-16-2013

3 Large yachts docked at the City Marina ranging in size from 76' to about 110'.  They sponsored a fund raising dinner for charity at $1,000 a plate; we were not invited.  We ate on our boat and had

Going up the canal to Nick and Aline's which is just off the Caloosahatchee River, Mile 125


Front tie up, almost in the neighbors yard.  I think we were the largest vessel on the canal.

At Nick and Aline's, good friends and good company.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

February 28, 2013

If anyone is interested in watching these eagles that have their nest in North Fort Myers just go to the sight below.

Ozzie and Harriet had 2 eaglets this year.  Honor born January 1 and Hope born January 3.  They are both getting pretty big.  I have been watching them at least 3 times a day and really enjoy it.


  • History of chicks at this nest….2011/12-1 chick, 2010/11- 1 chick, 2009/10-1 chick, 2008/09-2 chicks
  • The eagles have had their names ever since they moved onto the property in 2006/07. Ozzie and Harriet
  • The nest resides 60 feet above the ground, in a Slash Pine tree. The camera faces South East.
  • Nesting season begins here in South FL Oct. 1. The eagles stay until late April or May.
  • These bald eagles have been coming to this nest for the past 6 years. They reside in this nest between the months of October and April. Before building this nest in 2006/07, the pair had a nest on the opposite side of Bayshore Road. This location is now known as Eagle Landing. These mature, mating pair continue to make Southwest Florida their winter home.