January 18, 2013

Day 108 - January 17, 2013: Punta Gorda 

Today, I awoke early and was lucky to see an unusual sunrise over the harbor. Yes, those are cell phone towers, and they are pretty much visibly present no matter where you go these days. Still, nature prevails.

Sunrise over Punta Gorda
By mid-morning, it became one of those days boaters call "snotty". That means high winds, maybe rain, white cap waves or high chop, and cold. So, we moved from the mooring ball to the Laishley Marina docks for protection.

Snotty day at Punta Gorda on Charlotte Harbor
I biked to West Marine for a carabiner to help us in capturing a mooring ball shackle, and then we biked to Fisherman's Village, which turned out to be a marina and several buildings full of quaint shops and eateries. Later we went to dinner at The River City Grill. As I write this, the winds are still 10-20 mph with gusts to 25 mph, so we are unsure about our travel tomorrow.

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