Across Florida #44

Saturday, June 1

At 10:30 a.m. we left Harbortown Marina in Fort Pierce following a three night stay. We were headed for Indian Town Marina on the St. Lucie Canal.

We saw lots of houses along the ICW. This time the outstanding feature was palm trees and white sands.

It was the weekend and we saw lots of power boaters everywhere. Yahoos!

At 2 p.m. we turned into the St. Lucie Canal and began our western trek across Florida to the Gulf of Mexico. There were some pretty strong currents in the canal and some very narrow bridges.

At 4 p.m. we made it through the St. Lucie lock and dam. The water level in the lock changed 14 feet. After that we would be entirely in fresh water headed to Lake Okeechobeee.

 
 
 
 

We saw lots of these modular screen porch attachment on houses along the canal. They are selling like hotcakes here.

Onward through the Okeechobee Waterway.

We arrived at Indian Town Marina at 6 p.m.

 

After we arrived Ralph and Stephen worked with the air conditioning trying to figure out why we cannot make it work. Arlene cooked us a wonderful dinner of pork chops, broccoli and potatoes. Franci worked on getting out the blog chapter covering our visit in Fort Pierce.

Stephen checking the AC controls.

Ralph looks at the thru hull intake.

Stephen even got into the water to check the salt water intake thru hull under the water.

Arlene cooks.
The AC problem remains unsolved, but dinner was delicious.

Life is good.

Fair winds.

Franci and Stephen

 

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