April 25, 2012
After nearly 6 weeks of visiting the parents in Port Charlotte the crew is finally back aboard the Great Escape. It feels great to be back aboard and cruising again, although I haven’t quite gotten my sea legs back yet.
We left Port Charlotte Thursday morning and anchored that afternoon in Pelican Bay next to Cayo Casta Island. It’s a secure and well protected anchorage so we decided to stay put while the front moved over South Florida. The front produced severe thunderstorms and winds up to 47 mph during the last two nights so we didn’t get much sleep, except for Logan of course. She can sleep through anything.
The weather improved Sunday morning so we made our way over to Fort Myers in 7 hours of wind and choppy water. We’ve anchored in a bayou here to wait for the winds to die down before moving further South.
We did get around to completing some boat projects while we were in Port Charlotte. We found a very nice couple, Kim and Skip, who allowed us to tie up behind their house while we worked on the boat.