Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Clewiston, FL to Fort Myers, FL

Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Island Hopper left the dock of Roland Martin Marina at 8:00 AM. The morning started out cloudy with a few drizzles. The skies cleared in the afternoon. Temperatures were in the low 80's with winds SW 15 20. The winds were building and gusting in the afternoon. Today's journey had 2 bridges and three locks and a total of 69.5 miles. The first lock had an 8 foot drop and the second and third locks had a 1 foot drop each.
Hyacinths In The Water
Going Into The Lock
Ft. Myers City Dock
Island Hopper had to go slow during the manatee zones, but arrived at Royal Palm Yacht Club's dock at 2:30 PM. Maureen and Jack Donahue came aboard Island Hopper for drinks and then Debbie, Kevin, Maureen and Jack had a wonderful dinner at the yacht club. Jack and Maureen reside in Cincinnati, Ohio and Cape Coral, Florida. They are members of the Royal Palm Yacht Club, Ft. Myers. They enjoy boating on their yacht, Murph's Steamer.

Royal Palm Yacht Club

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