"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you
didn't do, than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away
from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.

Explore. Dream. Discover."

-Mark Twain

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Cape Coral to Naples

The gulf was beautiful on our trip from Cape Coral to Naples, the dolphins were out in full force and I am getting better at my timing with the camera. Here are a few of my better shots.
This one was quite the performer.  I did miss a shot of him jumping pretty high out of the water. Next time!

We had great weather this past week in Cape Coral.  It finally warmed up to the high 60's, low 70's.  The sun was out, along with many people.  It was so nice to be out of hibernation, and talking to everyone. While in Cape Coral we got together with Andy & Terry Horrick, they came to the Marina and took us out to dinner, Thanks Terry & Andy! Then they twisted our arm to go to the wine store so we could replenish our stock. We had a great evening with them.  Cape Coral is a pretty nice place, we stayed at Tarpon Point marina.  Next to the marina they just completed a hotel with restaurant this past November.  There are numerous shops in the process of opening, it should be a pretty busy place once everything opens.  The pictures show the hotel & restaurant, and the captain walking down the dock.

We headed to Naples on Monday morning, another gorgeous day for travelling in the Gulf.
The water just gets clearer an clearer and aqua in color. We broke the bikes out of storage and went for a ride for the first time in months.  On Monday evening we got together with some friends that use to live in Ohio, Jerry and Carol Papesh.  They came up to the marina and we had dinner at the restaurant by the marina.  Their treat, Thank you Carol & Jerry, we had a great time.  I shot some pictures of some houses along the inlet to Naples City Docks, unbelievably huge. 

The weather is suppose to turn windy, so we may stay in Naples for a few more days. I think our next stop will be an anchorage in "Little shark river" then we will head to Marathon Key, where we will stay for the next month or so.


Anonymous said...

Hi Mary & Jim,
Finally warm weathr for you; about time, huh. Pics are beautiful and wish I could be there to experience the beauty and warmth. Always enjoy your blogs.


Anonymous said...

Hello Jim and Mary! Hey, thanks for the little jab today about 80 degrees and sunny! It's relative, quite tropical here in Ohio. So what if it is 50 degrees with rain and gray skies. Nothing a little vitamin D and shots of tequila won't cure...smile!
The girls celebrated their birthdays today and Katie and Kristin say THANK YOU for the birthday cash!They celebrated with friends at Pinnacle Sports and played soccer and dodge ball. Had a blast!
Anywho, all is well with the crew. Eddie has not run Max out yet so we are at a good place!
Take care!
Have a fruity pool side drink for me!
Hugs and kisses!