Champ III: Going Places

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Palm Island Marina, Cape Haze, Florida

Another great day on the water, sunny and it got to the 80s. Lot of fisherman on the water today all the way down to Palm Island Marina. We also saw teenagers and younger in racing sculls on one of the bays north of Venice. There must have been 20 sculls on the water. You could tell that they were not very practiced because they were not all moving together with the rowing. We slowed down from 8.5 mph to 6 to minimize the wake.
Lots of lower style bridges today in the Venice area. We had to have one swing bridge and one bascule bridge open for us. Fortunately they were on demand openings and not on a schedule. The other bridges were in the 20′ to 28′ range so they posed no issue.
Many areas around Venice had lawn chairs all set up along the side of the ICW. Must have been a boat parade scheduled for later in the day or Sunday. Nobody was sitting there waiting for us to go by.
Palm Island Marina is another nice marina. Not a large marina, but a swimming pool, hot tub and a good seafood restaurant. They had free beer on the pool deck from noon to about 3:00 so that brought out the boaters that were in the marina.
Nice friendly staff that cannot do enough to help you dock and get setup and we saw Bob & Missy again, from Orange Beach Alabama. We first met them at Treasure Island earlier this week. They are staying here a month before heading down to Marathon.
Pictures today start at Marina Jacks and their facilities and finish at Palm Island with a great sunset to another wonderful day. Met a lot of nice people today and the scenery along the ICW is really good.

2 thoughts on “Palm Island Marina, Cape Haze, Florida

  1. Hi Larry, Glad you got your prop snaffu settled. I see your near the miniture car ferries I told you about and only a couple of miles from my brother-in-law’s condo. Hope weather is good and keep the pic’s coming. Take care!

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