Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Lake Okeechobee

We left Fort Myers yesterday and slowly motored across the state of Florida via the Okeechobee Waterway. It's much prettier than the TennTom because of the nice homes and palms along the way. Saw only one Gator but lots of beautiful birds.
Our friends onboard Broulee (pronounced Browley) radioed and said it looked as if I were crabbing through the water a bit. We were. Seems Istaboa is having a bit of a stabilizer problem. It got so bad that I just turned them off. I have since locked the bad fin in center position. So today's crossing of the lake should be a little smoother with at least one fin.
It's supposed to be a moderate chop but I think we will make it OK.
Had dinner last night at Roland Martin's Marina restaurant. Aligator! Tastes like Conch.
Interesting place. Folks were having a very large time singing old choir tunes. Valderyi, The happy wanderer? Wow that bring back memories of old. With a knapsack on my back.
Anyway the sun is coming up and Radar needs a walk before we head off to Stuart.
Pics of the waterway soon.