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These are all the Blogs posted on Friday, 12 December, 2014.
CT to FL Day 32
Moore Haven, FL to Fort Myers, FL
The Christmas festival was small but we did get some great burgers for dinner hot off the grill at the festival and the fireworks display was short but awesome being so close.

We departed this morning at 0700 with the sunrise producing a spectacular sky. The waterway had a mist hanging over it and everything together was pretty cool looking. Destination planned for today being Fort Myers.

Had two locks and several bridges but only one bridge that we would need opened. Both the Ortona Lock and Franklin Lock went very smoothly... dropping 8 feet at Ortona Lock and 2 feet at Franklin Lock. We had the Fort Denaud Swing Bridge between these two locks which went very quickly with no delay as another boat arrived before we did and requested teh opening so the bridge was wide open as we arrived... did not even have to slow down.

Since we were stopping Fort Myers we made some last minute plans to see my two sons and their families for dinner. Have not seen them since March and anxious to see them and the grand kids tonight.

We arrived to our destination at the City of Fort Myers Yacht Basin at 1400 and were securely docked at 1415. Our location for the night N26°38.849’, W081°52.212’. We traveled today for 7.25 hours covering 47.7 nautical miles averaging 6.6 knots.

Posted at 1:41 PM by:Jay
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