Thurs, March 14 & 15, 2019; Fruitland, Fl to Astor, Fl
24.9 miles … 4.5 hours
Today we are headed from one Looper pier/party to another in
Astor FL. But, first up today we are going to go into Silver Glen Springs, drop
the hook (anchor) and have lunch. EVERYONE says you must see Silver Glen
Springs. In this boat we can go into the spring area.
|Entering Silver Glen Springs|
|Not all boats can go into Silver Glen Springs; many have to anchor out and dinghy in|
|Stunning, clear water|
|Just look at that water|
The winds died down, the sun warmed up and the
pontoon/little fast boats came out. So, we pulled anchor and continued on to
Astor. Sights along the way …
|turtles on a log|
As we neared the turn off to the channel to Mike &
Laurie’s home/pier … out of nowhere comes a fast boat moving at us. It’s Mike
in his Boat US Tow Boat to escort us.
here comes Mike
|here comes Mike!|
|what a guy - escort all the way to the pier|
Later Mike tells us he was going into a creek, hide, wait
for us and then come out at speed with his siren on. Glad he didn’t!! What a
jokester he is.
|Floating screen patio - they have all the toys|
|our view for tonight|
|a fenced yard for Cally, Cinder & Sunny|
First up, after doggy time and showers) is dinner out at
Blackwater Inn. Now, this is my kind of place. Old fashioned restaurant with
great staff, very good food and close to home!!
|Laurie & Mike|
Friday, Laurie and I went into to Orange Park for hair
cuts. Afterwards, Mike cooked London Broil, green Beans & Baked Potatoes
for all!! And, Key Lime Pie. So much good food in so short a time. I’m stuffed
thinking about it all.
We spent more time with Mike and Laurie on Firestorm while
on the Loop than any other boat/couple. It was a blast to see them again and
catch up. Yes, we saw them twice last summer at our pier as they ventured to
and from the Chesapeake Bay … But, it’s never enough.
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