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Saturday, March 9, 2013

March 9, 2013, Snook Bight Marina, Fort Myers Beach, FL

Saturday; we have had a few cooler days and yesterday it started to warm up again.  It is supposed to be in the high 70's to low 80's for the next 5 or 6 days.  We have been trying to walk on the beach every day for about 3 to 4 miles each day.  I love listening to the waves hit the shore line.  Now with the warmers weather we are seeing more and more people out also.

Today was the first day of "Shrimp Festival" in Fort Myers Beach.  They had a big parade and all kinds of stands set up just off from "Time Square".  We took the dinghy down and tied off at the dinghy dock just under the bridge and walked the few blocks to the square.  After about 4 hours the CO had enough of the crowd so we left and went back to the boat.

CO's comments:  I would have to give Snook Bight Marina at least 5 Stars.  New floating docks and inside storage for boats as large as 40'.  When they take your boat out of the water for storage it is washed and engines are rinsed with fresh water.  The only thing to be careful of is the tides are fairly strong.  The best time to dock at the marina would be during slack tide.  They also have boat rentals and I get my kicks at watching the non-boater try to drive a boat.  One of the dock hands said "belive it or not, some people even ask where the breaks are".

View from our stern; a beautiful, peaceful anchorage just across the channel.

Lots of shrimp boats along the channel.

This is the first marina that had a dock that we could use our "super duper" ladder that came with the boat.  Sure is nice being able to walk down normally and have a railing.

A morning walk on the beach.  Old Men Rule!

 Kim Jo IV at our slip at Snook Bight Marina, Fort Myers Beach, FL