What a fun name to say. Ka-loose-ah-hat-chee.
About 2,800 miles into her journey, Many Moons rests awhile now in this river in southwest Florida which is part of the Okeechobee Waterway. She will spend the next few weeks in port there, at the WP Franklin Campground.
First Mate Tom left the boat today, on schedule, after 400 miles and one week on board. Skipper Jeff will spend the next 13 days alone, doing maintenance jobs. (He is defrosting the freezer as I write.)
The campground and eight-slip marina are on an island adjacent to the Franklin Lock and Dam, the 22nd lock that Many Moons has passed through. Jeff and Tom traveled just 14 miles from Fort Myers to the lock and nearby campground/marina, arriving in weather “hot enough to sweat,” according to Jeff. They enjoyed a final supper together of yummy pork ribs, cooked in the Instant Pot — its first use since leaving Keweenaw Bay more than four months ago. (I was skeptical about bringing that bulky thing, so am glad to know it’s getting used!)
Left alone for the first time on the trip, Jeff pronounced it “weird” and went straight to work. Which is what a tinkerer and “fix-it guy” does! Especially if things get “weird.” 😉
Photos and captions below.