Last week we traveled to Cape Harbour for a short urban get-away. This trip, we traveled by water instead of on the road. There were lots of things to celebrate. It was Mardi Gras, Valentine's Day, and our friends Don and Patty (in the other boat) were celebrating a Wedding Anniversary. Experiencing the Magic for sure!
Cape Harbour is a beautifully planned marina community on the edge of our neighboring city of Cape Coral Florida. It's a couple hours away from our canal cottage by boat... only half an hour or so by car. (Some of our other Upriver friends drove over to join us two boating couples for dinner on Tuesday night.)
The harbor is surrounded by condo buildings and a very walkable public area that includes good restaurants, tiki and coffee bars, an art gallery and shops. There's a swimming pool for marina residents (transients like us are always welcome to take full advantage of marina facilities). Some people spend the winter in their live-aboard boats and this marina has music on the "mall" some nights and other special events (open for everyone).
When I took the picture below, I was standing on one of the longer-term docks. Our two boats are tied at the transient dock for short-term guests. These slips also have water and electricity...and we were just steps away from everything else we could possibly need or want. (Well, on second thought, there's no grocery store, so food for eating on board needs to come with you.)
It was a good time. As Patty said "it's great to be able to take a long weekend in the middle of the week."
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