Miles today: 48 Total miles: 2,744
Hours today: 5.9
Locks today: 0. Total locks: 34
It has definitely not been "business as usual" on our boat. For nearly two weeks we have had company staying with us. Last week our younger son, daughter-in-law, 9 month-old grandson, and our daughter were with us. We had fun visiting Manatee Park, Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve, the rookery near Venice, and Cayo Costa, all while consuming as much sea food as possible- and a fair amount of ice cream. Little Thomas loved cruising with us, as did his parents and auntie. The dolphins put in several appearances, to the delight of our guests.
5 adults and a baby on board for a week- and it worked out very well!
This group left Sunday, and Mark's sister and brother-in-law arrived later that night. We cruised out to Cayo Costa and anchored in Pelican Bay overnight. We took the dinghy over to the state park and went to the beach on the Gulf side of the island. It was gorgeous!