Fourteen boats from our RV Park made the 65 mile trip to the Lake. Here are a few random shots of parts of the flotilla (from our boat).
We didn't all travel together. Most of the pontoon boats left earlier because they are slower -- but we never did catch up! There are three locks to go through on the trip and sometimes you have to wait for them to open.
Lake Okeechobee is at the edge of the Everglades. It's the second-largest freshwater lake located wholly within the United States and is a major part of Florida's water management system. It's a scenic trip with lots of wildlife and birds (in a future post).
That's us on our boat in the picture above -- a friend who drove arrived early enough to take pictures of all of us as we passed a dike near the Marina where we stayed.
We boat past orange groves and were very happy to see that they survived the few days of freezing weather we had last month. (Wish I could share how wonderful they smell.)
We stayed at Martin Marina which also has a gift shop, a tiki bar/restaurant, and a motel. Only a couple of us have sleep-a-board boats.
The weather was nice going and a little chilly coming home. We had a good time as always .... and most important, we didn't lose anybody on the way over or on the way back. We first made this trip six years ago, shortly after we bought our used boat (it was our first overnight boat trip). We had lots of trouble on the way and so I am always happy when that doesn't happen to anyone else. Here is the earlier post about that trip. (Gosh I've been blogging a long time.)
Linking to OUR WORLD ON TUESDAY. Thank you to Lady Fi, Sandy, Sylvia, Arija, Gattina, and Jen.