Dolphin Tales

Day 167: Monday, February 18, 2013

Port to Port: Fort Myers Beach

Underway: 0:00 am      Motor Off: 0:00 pm      Miles Traveled: 0      Stayed At: Marina

Mile to Mile: Its was cold last night – I think Cindy probably had 8 layers of clothes and blankets but at least it was calm and quiet all night. Only one more full day left after today. Scary and exciting at the same time.

We have a few more little projects to get done before we leave. I added another bottle of Green Slime tire seal to the dinghy to seal any remaining leaks. I walked over to the gas station to get the gas cans filled. We have our course plotted and have checked the weather and tide tables. It all looks good for leaving on Wednesday.

I hadn’t taken many photos today so I decided to go for a short walk later in the afternoon while Cindy was talking to her friend Barb on the phone. Two hours later… I was just going to take a few photos around Times Square but the lighting was perfect with bright white puffy clouds and perfect temps so I kept walking. And walking. And walking. I took over 80 photos and a bunch of movies by the time I was done. (Who said I couldn’t find any more things to take pictures of)? When I got down to the north end of the island near Bowditch Park I went out to the beach to enjoy the late afternoon sun. I was surprise to find a school of dolphin close in by shore chasing fish into the shallow water and almost getting stuck on the beach. How cool! They are so fast that getting pictures is nearly impossible so I made a bunch of movie clips. I followed a pair of dolphin down the beach for a long ways before I ran out of battery power on the camera and had to quit. Cindy randomly showed up by the Pier to watch the sunset so we hung out for a while and walked back to the boat together.

Tonight is pizza night – we went to the Upper Deck at Matanzas to have a beer and try another pizza before we leave in a couple of days. Our list is almost complete. Rick and Andrea were there so they joined us too and we had a blast chatting. We are going to miss all the new friends we have met here. We will have to keep in touch and continue to share our adventures.

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