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September 28th 2015
Published: September 29th 2015
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Another day where squalls forced us to anchor earlier than planned. Fortunately we were in protected waters so the wind and downpour was not problematic. We reached Boca Grande bridge where the next opening was not for an other two hours. The bridge master told us of an alternate route but it was not on our charts nor was it well marked. We tried it but soon went aground so we retraced our course and dropped the hook in a protected spot In Placida Harbor near Bird Key We could hear the Gulf roaring just beyond a barrier of houses and trees but we were out of the shortage of stately mansions along the ICW and not one alike.

We travelled through a long ditch with bicycle and walking trails on both sides, we have our bikes, they have not left the rail this entire trip. It rained all evening as one squall after an other came through. Nothing to do but have a cold one, dine in and listen to music to drown out the roar of the surf.

We even had a squall come through this morning before dawn. The forecast calls for more squalls throughout the week. Today is the better of the days so off we go.

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