Boreas has been decorated for Christmas with lights and a tiny tree. The lights are snowflake shaped blue and white LED lights around the outside rails and green and red blinking lights under the upper canvas. It is fun to have decorations on the boat and it makes us feel quite festive.
We took John and Rita to the airport on Thursday for their trip back home to Toronto. They will return to Fort Myers Beach on January 3. We also volunteered to dog-sit for Mac while they are gone, so we are experiencing life with a dog on board. The tides and the fixed dock make getting him to shore a challenge at low tide, but we are getting better at it (and so is Mac).
We returned the rental car on Friday. Estero Island has been getting busier and busier with holiday traffic, so we think we made a good decision to keep the car for just the one week. The locals had been telling us how busy the beach would get between Christmas and New Years, but I don’t think we fully believed them until we saw it ourselves. The two lane road that runs from one end of the island to the other is often a parking lot now.
Snook Bight’s biggest claim to fame (in our opinion) is the amazing amount of rack storage they have for boats and the size of the boats they can accommodate. They have space for 201 boats with space for boats as large as 42’ in length, with 18’ overhead height and beams of 15’. To be able to move these boats in and out of their racks, they have the largest boat forklift we have ever seen. Boats as big as Boreas are stored inside and picked up with a forklift – amazing!
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|Fred standing next to the huge forklift|
(that's Fred standing next to the front tire)
|one side of the rack storage building at Snook Bight Marina|
|a Little Blue Heron hanging out near our slip at Snook Bight Marina|
|Boreas all decked out for Christmas - the blue and white lights along|
the rail are actually snowflake shaped lights
|another picture of Boreas all decorated for Christmas|