TOTAL MILES TRAVELED TODAY: 22 NM
The howling winds died down to a “doable” blustery day and we gratefully accepted the peace offering and made our way back into the Intracoastal Waterway. Our travels were fine but, gazing out to see at the tumultuous sea, I was glad to be on the GIWW.
|QUEST AT THE ROYAL PALM MARINA|
|SO LONG ROYAL PALM MARINA|
We stayed out of the way of this little auto ferry that took folks from Lemon Circle to Don Pedro Island. It only opened on one end so the cars had to back out when they reached the other side.
|CARS BACKING OUT OF THE FERRY|
|GASPIRILLA CAUSEWAY SWING BRIDGE|
We walked their nature trail, climbed the 41 steps to the top of the old water tower, caught sight of this beautiful pileated woodpecker and were able to view several shell mounds form the Calusa Indian days.
|THE OLD WATER TOWER|
|VIEW FROM THE TOP OF THE TOWER|
|CABBAGE KEY RESTAURANT AND BAR|
|CHRISTMAS TREE, DOLLAR BILLS AND TARPON|
|DOLLAR BILLS HANGING EVERYWHERE|
|THE DUCK BAR|
|NOT EXACTALY A WILD BEAST!|