Randy and I have been looking for spots to anchor out overnight—just quick little trips we can do for one night or a weekend since we both work. On Saturday we decided to try out a spot at Bunche Beach. Bunche Beach is a Lee County Parks & Recreation preserve located on San Carlos Bay. To get … [Read more...] about Overnight stay at Bunche Beach
Fort Myers Beach
Fort Myers Beach is a town located on Estero Island, a little barrier island about 7 miles long. It's also home for Blue Turtle and crew. It's a small quaint little town with gorgeous sugar sand beaches and lots of activities from water sports and boating to bike riding and fishing.
Below you will find all the blog posts that we've tagged as 'Fort Myers Beach.'
This past Sunday a bunch of us from the marina decided to put our dinghies in the water and cruise down to the North end of the beach. We had 6 dinghies (plus 1 that joined us later) and 4 dogs with us and the plan was to head to Nervous Nellies for a drink for the first stop. As predicted, we had a … [Read more...] about Marina dinghy excursion
After our overnight stay at Naples City Dock, we headed north back to our home port of Fort Myers Beach to spend New Years with family & friends. We had been away from our home port dock for 4 nights and we weren't ready to head into Snook Bight just yet, so we stopped at the Matanzas Harbor … [Read more...] about New Year’s on Fort Myers Beach
Usually when someone mentions surfing in Florida, they are referring to the beaches on the eastern coast, not southwest Florida. Our Gulf waters are usually pretty calm and don't always present the best wave action needed for surfing, however, if you watch the weather and fronts, you might find some … [Read more...] about Surfing in southwest Florida
It's been a little crazy the last few weeks as many of our northern neighbors are beginning to return to the marina to spend the winter here. We're glad to see our friends return and the weekly dock parties have resumed. Last Sunday, Randy and I took a bike ride down Fort Myers Beach to check out … [Read more...] about Week in photos
The marina has been clearing out the last few weeks. We've said 'good byes' to several of our new friends from Snook Bight as they make preparations to head to their northern homes for the summer. One thing is clear after tonight's dock party (pulled pork and slaw, thanks to Mary Kay), we are … [Read more...] about Beach, Beach, Beach
Thursday evening, a few of us from Snook Bight took our last cruise on the Indian Princess. Capt. Kevin, made an announcement on the paddlewheel cruise that the Indian Princess will soon be sent up to a lake in Maine. Kevin and a few others will be making the long journey with her up North. Corey … [Read more...] about Last (local) cruise for the Indian Princess
We haven't been off the dock since our New Years Trip to Cayo Costa and Palm Island Marina so we decided to take a very short cruise from Snook Bight Marina to the Matanzas Harbor Mooring Field on Fort Myers Beach. Randy and I have stayed on my parent's boat Island Time on a ball there, but haven't … [Read more...] about Fort Myers Beach Mooring Field
After our long day at the Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Festival and the time change, we slept in this morning. We had our coffee up on the bridge and enjoyed the start of another gorgeous day. Since it was just Randy and I during the day, we packed a cooler, grabbed our beach chairs and the dog and … [Read more...] about A Lazy Sunday
This weekend, we had our first experience with the Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Festival. The Shrimp Festival, sponsored by the Lions Club, has been held each year since 1959 with all proceeds going to local Lions Club charities. The event has it's own parade, Shrimp Festival Queen and court, crafts … [Read more...] about Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Festival