Days 167 thru 170 Waiting on a weather window

With the visits over it was time to move on, we have spent enough time in Fort Myers area, we love it but it is time to get moving again. The Watsons were ready, the boat was ready, we were ready…
The weather was not ready!
From Fort Myers Beach to the keys requires a weather window. The winds were blowing from the North and West, not favourable for open water cruising. There is no intracoastal between Fort Myers and the keys so some open water travel is required.
There are worse places in the world to wait out weather. We do know how to keep ourselves busy here. Firstly we tried out Janet’s new fishing license. Janet caught this little one.
Then we got to catch up with some looper friends, dinner and cards with Jacqui and Paul on Outta the Loop, next time I will get my revenge at Spades.
Followed by another dinner with Heather and Mike from Sea N Stars for some planning about the next leg of the loop.
Then we introduced our Looper friends to the Uplanders from back home. Someone (Shelly) came up the idea of a Fort Myers Beach pub crawl. Kind of a mini Loop around FMB. The goal was 9 bars, a drink and App. in each. (Not a chance) We started at the Tiki Bar.
Then Nervous Nellies 2nd.
and 3rd, the Playmore Tiki Bar at the beach
We stopped at the Salty Crab but we may have just taken pictures in another Big chair.
Then onto the Cottage.
There is no group picture from the Cottage because by this time of day, it was like herding cats. I did get a sunset pic.
We made a stop at the Whale, but they were not too interested in our business so we left and made it back almost to where we started At Matanza’s Upper Deck.
Well we only made 5 bars, seven if you count the ones we didn’t get to drink in, and we finished up the evening with a nightcap on Outta the Loop and that one should count for 2 because we had to take the dinghys to get there. So I’m counting 9


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Don McCulloch
  • Shelley Munro
    Posted at 09:16h, 13 March Reply

    Awesome time! Great to meet some of your loopers and have some laughs. Safe travels! Cheers

    • Don McCulloch
      Posted at 10:00h, 13 March Reply

      I forgot to give you photo credits. Thank you for the pics.

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