Thursday, February 26, 2009

The promised pics

New friends, Rick and Deb, locking through our first lock with us.
With "Izzy" a Lab puppy onboard.

We actually enjoyed the Okeechobee Waterway. It was a nice change from our normal run down to Naples and the Keys. It sure saved a lot of time and money.

Lots of pretty palm draped homes along the way.

This is not how we lock up on the Tennessee.

Oh beautiful Okeechobee?

Very skinny water going into the lake, but it got better.

Not for this guy.

The new Krogen 55
This picture is for our friends Mike and Tracy onboard "Salty C's" in Panama City. They are Krogenites

We arrived in Palm Beach early afternoon yesterday. I spent the rest of the day washing Lake Okeechobee muck off Istaboa. It is a shorter run but a dirty one. We looked as if we had been 4 wheeling. (I feel I must clean Istaboa quickly as there is another Nordhavn 57 here with the Infamous "Captain Shiney" onboard... and he's looking at me...Peer Pressure!)
This morning we are waiting for the the delivery people to bring our new dingy. We traded our 11' rib for a 14' rib. This should make running around in the islands a little faster and dryer. Hope we can get it loaded on top of Istaboa without too much modification.
We like Old Port Cove. It's a very friendly marina and they love dogs. We will rent a car here for a few days and do the last bit of provisioning for the islands.
We're getting excited. The Exumas are not far off now.
Pray to the weather Gods...