OM.. Well after Bryce came back home from Michigan, he took me to Naples to get my hair done. This time around it was only 155 miles from St Petersburg. With Hurricane Erma last year the Naples municipal marina is finally open for local businesses. They are waiting on the approval to reopen for transients. The cost will be $2.50 a foot. Today is Wednesday.
We are headed to Green Cove Springs to park the truck. And tomorrow we are leaving here (St Petersburg). We moved out of the marina yesterday and to a mooring ball. During the night, we had 18 knot winds blow and the waves bounced off the seawalls so it was a bit sloppy in here. The powerboats were having a really bad night. Beauty handled it very well. It felt like we were sleeping a a marshmallow. I slept very well.
This is my restaurant.. Okay by name only.. We have eaten here and the food is very good.
I had a 11 a.m. appointment with my girl Nadia at Gloss Salon.
Bryce loves taking my picture…He has never seen me in folds.
The final product.. Bryce says I need new eye glasses with this hair style I agree.
As we walked the boardwalk in Naples this guy was putting fish up to be cleaned. I believe the middle is a dauphin fish.
He was throwing pieces into the water for the pelicans. They loved it!
Well we are going to head out to Green Cove Springs Now. I’ll write more tomorrow. Talk to you soon.
Leaving St Petersburg
I am Back! Okay it has been two days. We left St. Petersburg. Last night we anchored in Manatee River. The winds were screaming through the shrouds at a whopping 20+ knots again. We couldn’t sail when we left St. Petersburg; the winds were on our bow. We motored to Manatee River about 22 miles and anchored on the South Side to protect us from the SSW winds. Today we will head to Sarasota Bay. We re planning on taking a mooring Ball for the weekend at Marina Jack.
Goodbye St. Petersburg. Till we meet again
U.S. Coast Guard putting in buoys.
We motored under this beautiful Sunshine Skyway Bridge. A few days ago, we drove on top of it!
Look you can see the shallow water when the sunshine is on it. Bryce and I took a jet-ski ride from the mooring balls in St. Petersburg and I could not believe how shallow the bay is.
This is what looks like a small marina coming into Manatee River.
This boat is what they call derelict boat and then this poor sail boat on on its side looks like it was caught in a storm.
Boat watching from the shore. They were at Desoto Memorial.
We anchored In Manatee River next to Desoto National Memorial.
Three more boats came in to anchor for the night after I took this photo.
This is our map that shows where we are every night. It’s our little trail. https://trackmytour.com/35L17
As always thank you for following us!