CO's comments: The other day while traveling up the GIWW we had 5 boaters traveling together pass us at full speed creating unbelievable wakes. I called on the radio and asked them if they had ever heard of a "slow pass" and one replied back, "You're in Florida, live with it". Our encounters have mostly been with week-end boaters and fisherman and not with Loopers. A fellow looper and friend's wife was injured by an inconsiderate boater with a large wake while they were in their dinghy on the ICW. She will now spend 3 months in a back brace and possibly have a surgical procedure to help in her recover. It is sad that now-a-days people only think of themselves and not of others.
4-9-2013 Sun rise at Cape Haze anchorage, FL
4-9-2013 View from the dock at Moore's Crab House Restaurant
4-8-2013 Leaving Fort Myers Beach
4-8-2013 Awesome pictures of dolphins. They followed our boat for about 10 miles just jumping and having a good old time.
4-10-2013 Sun rise at Longboat Key, FL
4-11-2013 Clearwater Beach off from Pier 60, very hot day.
Taken from my friends face book page. First one is the Steamer Sam Laud on the St Mary's River and the last one is taken off the back of the Steamer American Spirit by Gros Cap in Lake Michigan headed towards the Soo Locks. Both pictures were taken in April. Since it is so sunny and warm down here it is hard to fathom that there is still snow and ice up north. Glad we are here.