TOTAL MILES TRAVELED TODAY: 23 NM
We awoke to a beautiful morning of quiet sunshine and calmer winds. The resident ducks and cormorants were there to bid us a good morning as we walked up for breakfast at the cute “dollar bill” encrusted restaurant. Soon we were ready to leave this quaint little haven and cast off for Ft. Myers. This beautiful home belongs to the Wells family, the owners of the Cabbage Key Resort.
|THE WELLS HOME ON CABBAGE KEY|
The conditions were good for our travels today and soon we were being escorted through the GIWW by the ever present dolphins. You just have to jump up and watch them every time they approach and they always make you smile. Dan spotted an American Bald Eagle setting on Picnic Island and we marveled at his regal stature before continuing on our journey.
|BEACH DAY FOR THIS AMERICAN BALD EAGLE|
Sanibel Causeway Bridge, connecting Fr. Myers with Sanibel Island, arched over the waters and alerted us that we were nearing our destination. We passed aid to navigation marker 1 and ended our journey in the Intracoastal Waterways. From here on to Key West we will be traveling out in the Gulf of Mexico.
|SANIBEL CAUSEWAY BRIDGE|
|AID TO NAVIGATION MARKER 1 AT THE END OF THE GIWW|
Moss Marina, with its short finger piers, was a tight fit for Quest and we have to go off the stern. Later we found why the “T” head was left opened when this mammoth casino boat returned to its home berth here at Moss. It leaves port about 10:30 AM and returns about 4:30 PM with some days having a night cruise also.
|THE BIG M CASINO|
We wrestled our bicycles through the salon and off the boat for a ride through Ft. Myers Beach then stopped at Nemos for cocktails and a great sunset view. I love being back where the sun in setting over the sea’s waters. Peddling back, we realized that bike lights are a must!
|THE SUN BEGINS ITS DESCENT INTO THE VAST WESTERN HORIZON|
|JUST A TOUCH OF SUN LEFT VISIBLE|
|THE AFTER GLOW|