Fort Myers to Naples

Indeed, the skies were clear and sunny, the wind had calmed considerably overnight. It was positively flat going out at 7:30 on the Caloosahatchee.

We confirmed the weather again, never a bad idea. The seas of the Gulf, once we were out of the Caloosahatchee, were still predicted to be 2-4 feet from the NE so a nice comfortable following sea was expected, and delivered.

For a while, we enjoyed a wonderful stern current - riding it at 9.1 knots. Woohoo!

On a narrow section of the gulph we rode right by this Bait Shack literally unattached to any land....

We were followed along for quite a distance by a flock of gulls...

 

Bruce enjoyed some down time when using the auto pilot....

Here we see first Bonita Springs and then Naples in the distance. And I am once again amazed by the color of the water...

The only company we had all day on the water was this sailboat (which, by the way, we passed with ease!)

Here is what coming into Naples Bay inlet looked like. But let me tell you... it looks rougher in real space. The picture really flattens it out.

Last but not least, here are a few of the "modest" waterfront homes in Naples....

I think you get this idea....

We will stay in Naples about a week to visit with some friends and relax for a while.