Ron and Marji
We had a perfect day for boat travel. As we headed out of Charlotte Harbor, we passed Jack and Pia, who had left about 30 minutes before us. They plan to anchor out tonight, and may join us here in Sanibel Marina tomorrow. The seas today were glassy smooth and the temperatures are getting a little warmer every day. Tomorrow we expect to see low 70s at last.
Marina Entrance-Sanibel Marina
We travelled about 45 miles today, down Charlotte Harbor back into the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, which is much like our Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. We arrived at Sanibel Marina on the south end of Sanibel Island early this afternoon. We checked in and got the bikes off the boat for a trek to the lighthouse. This light house, opened in 1884, has been fully restored. The lighthouse is on a beautiful beach that adjoins the Gulf of Mexico. While on the beach, Betsy had to put her foot into the Gulf. She figured this would be her last chance as when we leave here we will be heading inland and leaving the Gulf behind. She always likes to put her feet in the water at least once wherever we are!