The expected cold front did indeed come in overnight. The 6:30am temp in Moore Haven was 49 degrees. But it was lovely.... even the moon greeted us.
Yup, we’re still in the land of locks. So, here’s the first one- Ortona. We locked all alone 😀 We were quickly in and quickly out.
Not too long after, there was the Fort Denaud swing bridge. We laugh at this bridge all the time. It is tendered by a sweet southern lady as friendly as could be. But she has to walk all the way out to the center to the control module to open the swing mechanism. It takes a while...
Here she is, roughly in the middle, while the swing happens. And away we go...
A little while later, we kept smelling a lovely sweet fragrance but didn’t see anything that caused it until a while later we finally could see the orange grove off to the side.
Ah, we’re getting closer to civilization.
franklin lock, last one. (Enough already)
The rest of the day was filled with smooth cruising and a few bridges, all of which we could get under without any problems. The afternoon warmed up to be absolutely lovely and totally sunny. Although the boat traffic on a Saturday afternoon certainly picked up.
Last but not least, here we approach our home for a few nights- Legacy Harbor Marina in Ft Myers. We are very ready for a little down time.