Sunday, December 26, 2010

Day 123  Snook Bight Marina, 
Fort Myers Beach, FL
Sunday, December 26, 2010

High winds blow the trees and flags at Snook Bight

Not much was planned for the day so we slept in – only to be surprised by a morning visit from another friend from home – Steve Cotton.  He is here for a week with Lori Lambert, Lisa, Brittany, and Karen.  They rented a beach house close by. 
The weather changed dramatically from yesterday.   Temps were in the 50s with high winds.  Dream Catcher was bouncing a lot, so we took a walk to Publix and shopped a little.   We rented a movie and had Christmas dinner leftovers.         
Total miles: 0       Total bridges: 0       Total locks:  0

Day 122  Snook Bight Marina, 
Fort Myers Beach, FL
Saturday, December 25, 2010

Sunrise on Christmas morning

 Christmas morning

 Corie, Anita, and Bob

Mike and Michaela

Merry Christmas!   
It was a beautiful day with temps in the 70s, and we walked about a mile to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church for the 10:30 service.  
Back at the boat we enjoyed baked ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, and corn.  Then we opened our gifts from home, so it really seemed like Christmas! 
Later in the afternoon we had our first visit from friends from the Quad Cities – Anita and Bob Robacker, Corie and Mike Montgomery, and Michaela Montgomery.  All are visiting Fort Myers Beach for the holidays.  It was great to see familiar faces, and we had a fun afternoon. 

Total miles: 0       Total bridges: 0       Total locks:  0

Day 121  Snook Bight Marina, 
Fort Myers Beach, FL
Friday, December 24, 2010

 Dock from Bayfront Bistro to our slip

 Bayfront Bistro from our slip

 Fort Myers Beach

 Christmas eve sunset

Snook Bight sculpture with Dream Catcher in the background

Flu shot day – or so we thought.  We rode our bikes a couple of miles to CVS to get a shot, only to discover that CVS does not accept our insurance for the shots.  So we opted to wait until we can get to a Walgreens where our insurance will cover them. 
We biked home, did laundry, and believe it or not, more boat washing.  This time we took down the isinglass and washed the canvas around it.  Not as hard to get back up as the top. 
About 5:30 we walked to the beach for a beautiful sunset.  On the way home we stopped at Publix to stock up for Christmas dinner. 
Homemade tacos for dinner on board.  We haven’t had those for a long time, so it was a treat. 
Total miles: 0       Total bridges: 0       Total locks:  0
Day 120  Snook Bight Marina, 
Fort Myers Beach, FL
Thursday, December 23, 2010

 Jim cleans the canvas top in beautiful 74 degree weather

Our Christmas tree

It was another boat washing day, but this time it was the canvas top.  We took it down, washed it inside and outside, and hung it on the bow to dry.  Getting it back up was a major project, but we finally won the battle.
The highlight of the day was the arrival of 2 packages from home – one of mail and one of Christmas gifts.   One gift was a little Christmas tree ornament that looked like a palm tree decorated with Christmas lights and surrounded by presents.  Yippee!  It’s our Christmas tree for this year!
 Total miles:  0       Total bridges: 0       Total locks:  0

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