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loving Lucie

In Uncategorized on 31/01/2017 at 09:24

img_1571I am still at St. Lucie lock. It’s a great place for 15 dollars a day. I found 20 bucks in my laundry. Leaving Thursday for sure.



Senior Pass

In Uncategorized on 29/01/2017 at 09:39

I stopped Friday at the St. Lucie lock and campground to rsides in Stuart Florida. I crossed the lake around the Rim Route on Lake Okeechobee in a fog and with a cool wind that tossed us about a bit but we’re used to that.

The lock a Port Mayaca was open at both gates so I just  cruised thru and headed to the campground . The lock and park are  run by the Corp of Engineers which accepts the federal Senior Pass. The pass would give me a dock for $15.00 a night. Since i was down to a couple hundred in the bank this was a good deal for a few days.

The problem is I didn’t have a senior pass. I got lucky and my friend Sam took me to Hobe Sound National Wildlife and for ten bucks i was set. I’m good until Tuesday.

St. Lucie Lock top and Port Mayaca lock below


p1030671Dr Brad  standing by on 16

South Bay Rim Route Lake “O”

In Wandering on 26/01/2017 at 15:40

Left the Lollipop about 7:30 this morning heading east to Lake Okeechobee. Passed thru Morehaven lock and head southwest along the canal to Clewiston. You make a decision at Clewiston to cross over the lake or go south and flollow the Rim Route. All the boats were heading across the lake. I looked left – boats- looked south- Bupkus, nada, wide open.

You may guess my choice. Into the wilderness I go.



The Herbert Hoover Dike

If you ever decide to ruin an eco system build a dam around it.


When you lock thru they change the level by opening the gates a bit and let the water come in that way. Somewhat unconventional.



The old “Pan out from where you are.”

Dr Brad standing by on 16

The Lollipop

In boat life, On the river, Uncategorized on 25/01/2017 at 15:38

Left Franklin Lock about 8:30 am. The fog was the old pea soup.


Headed east thru Ortuna Lock and stopped at the Lollipop. This is an old mine and has 35 foot depths. Had to reset the anchor twice to get good holding. Surounded by flat pasture and cows.  The anchorage looks more like a pipe wrench.


The weather was sunny,about 80 degrees and wind was SSW about 7mph. Made my usual five to six hour ride for about 30 miles.

Dr Brad Standing by on 16


Back to the present

In Moving on, on the mend on 24/01/2017 at 15:37

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