Thursday, April 28, 2011

Escaping the Blizzard: Cape Coral, Florida-- Part 11-- Cruising the Calooshatchie

CRUISIN' THE CALOOSHATCHIE

We went to RC's and later Tim and Liz came cruising up the channel in their boat and picked us up.

We did a river cruise up the Calooshatchie River (how's that for a name?) which separates Fort Myers and Cape Coral and goes quite aways inland. Always great to go out boating, especially when it's another person's boat. That is when you really get to relax and enjoy the sights.

There was a huge car show going on at the Edison-Ford home site in Ft. Myers. Poor Dave, who usually would have been there photographing, looked on sadly as we went by it.

Signs warned boaters to go slow east of town because of manatees (something you don't often see on our Chain of Lakes here in Illinois. There is a huge gas fired power plant and they congregate in the warm waters.

We saw other manatee slow areas as we cruised.


CANADIAN AL AND THE DOG

With seven guys on a boat, beer is bound to run out...and it did. There are not many places to stop, but Tim knew of one and we pulled over.

I stayed in the boat, and pretty soon saw Canadian Al motivating quickly from the building with a puppy hot on his heels. Al got away, but stayed in the boat after that.

I don't know what happened in the building, but the others came out chuckling about it.

As we were leaving, the puppy nobly assisted us with the dock lines. Wish I'd had a camera.

A Day Out on a Boat is a Good Day. --RoadDog

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