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Old 11-09-2016, 08:22 AM   #341
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Dropping the boat off at New Bern. We will pick her up Jan 2 and head to Long Boat Key.
If your plans include a stop in or near Fort Myers, let's get together for dinner.

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Old 11-09-2016, 08:30 AM   #342
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Sunrise over New Smyrna Beach.

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Time to leave NJ, Psneeld.

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Old 11-09-2016, 09:20 AM   #343
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It's a lake out here this morning. Wind is under 2 knots. The manatee count is now over 30 in the last 2.5 hours.

Speaking of which:
Is the season open?
What's the bag limit?
Do you filet them like a flounder or chuck them like a tuna?

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Old 11-09-2016, 09:48 AM   #344
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One of the reasons I like to travel at 7 knots.

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Fun to watch 3 or 4 porpoises riding the pressure wave in front of the bow. Have to remember to stay in the channel.

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Old 11-09-2016, 09:55 AM   #345
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Those be dolphins. Look at the nose.

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If your plans include a stop in or near Fort Myers, let's get together for dinner.

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We will be coming through there. I will look you up.
Check out this shot I got last night at the Oriental free docks. A shrimper on our side of the harbor had his deck lights on and set up the shot lighting.


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We will be coming through there. I will look you up.
Check out this shot I got last night at the Oriental free docks. A shrimper on our side of the harbor had his deck lights on and set up the shot lighting.


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Great shot, Dave. The lighting was perfect. Of course the black hulls on either end really set off the picture.
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Old 11-11-2016, 08:59 AM   #349
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Very nice shot!

Anchored in the mooring field at Sunset Bay marina in Stuart, FL this morning.

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Very nice marina and mooring field! Visited and went out to dinner with "Magic" crew last night, very nice!

So this was my first time on a mooring. Picking up the mooring was a little challenging. I'm single handing and the wind is breezing 10 to 15. There are rumors about 4 tries and a dropped boat hook. With no pictures or video, they're just rumors. It didn't happen that way and can't possibly be substantiated.

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Can't be substantiated. Hmm.

Slip for the night $135, mooring for the night $30. I don't care what they say about Ted, we think he's a bright guy. Dinner was great and we loved the opportunity to get together again. The dogs miss you already. Travel safe my friend.
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Very nice shot!

Anchored in the mooring field at Sunset Bay marina in Stuart, FL this morning.

Very nice marina and mooring field! Visited and went out to dinner with "Magic" crew last night, very nice!

So this was my first time on a mooring. Picking up the mooring was a little challenging. I'm single handing and the wind is breezing 10 to 15. There are rumors about 4 tries and a dropped boat hook. With no pictures or video, they're just rumors. It didn't happen that way and can't possibly be substantiated.

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I'm thinking under the circumstances, single handed, 10-15breeze, 4 tries is impressive !
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Who paid for dinner and who mooched?
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Who paid for dinner and who mooched?
Howard and I are friends. Friends don't mooch; they don't keep score either.

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Howard and I are friends. Friends don't mooch; they don't keep score either.

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So Howard paid again eh?
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So Howard paid again eh?
At least he still has his shoes.
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The mechanic is at the boat today clearing up the survey hit list. If I can close by next week I will have Thanksgiving in Daytona. Christmas in Stewart and New Years in Clearwater.
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So Howard paid again eh?
Since it appears you have no friends, let me explain to you how it works. Howard and his wife (fabulous cook) have had me over for dinner on their boat a number of times. Since I'm gallery challenged, I enjoy taking them to dinner.

Hope you find some friends that are as welcoming as they are to me.

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At least he still has his shoes.
For the record, I have never had aninappropriate thought with regard to Howard's shoes.

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This afternoon's pic is from the dolphins before the Myakka lock and lake Okeechobee. A nice gentle breeze and cool evening temps are forecast for tonight's anchorage.

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BTW, is it just me, or does going under this train bridge before the Myakka lock, that resembles a guillotine, give you the creeps.

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Old 11-13-2016, 08:26 AM   #360
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Last day of the trip. Pretty sunrise and flat water on the Caloosahatchee river. Great day to finish!

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