Day 3 – Bradenton, FL #50

Thursday, June 6

The storm finally came and to tell the truth it wasn't that bad. Here's my best attempt at the palm trees blowing sideways photo.

The day ended in total success…..the shore powered AC is working. There were three more trips to the marine store, a stop at the grocery store for water and a stop at the liquor store for adult beverages. We are ready to take off on the next leg of our journey.

The manatee jokes never ended. We discovered that they have a lot of services for manatees here….the Manatee Hospital, the Manatee Ear, Nose and Eye Clinic, Manatee Insurance, Manatee Chamber of Commerce and Manatee Judicial Center. They even have a Manatee Furniture Store and a Manatee Mattress Store. We suspect manatees enjoy water beds.

On a more serious note they will also tell you all you need to know about manatees.

Sunset following the storm was a welcomed sight.

We met Tracy Dell, another Maine Cat owner. In fact, his claim to fame is that he owns the most Maine Cat catamarans. His boats work and earn income for him (charter business). One more dinner at Pier 22. We think it's time to move on.

Our next destination is Destin, FL. It looks like the winds will be in our favor for sailing offshore. We should be there by Sunday.

Life is good.

Fair winds,

Franci and Stephen



3 thoughts on “Day 3 – Bradenton, FL #50

    • Karen,
      We. did not see one but Capt. Ralph did see one come out of the mangrove and into the deeper water.

  1. Taking a break on Saturday night, harassing Doug. Just took pics of the dv property, so you can see what awaits you when you get back. Looking good. Will send pics as soon as I get back to my laptop.

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