The Loop was 6,000 plus miles from Sarasota to Sarasota. To celebrate, we were going to have a nice meal together last night in Englewood after we had moored for the night at Robert's Bay. However, it was not to be because we fouled our anchor guide in the port prop. The anchor guide is something Gary thought of after we lost our anchor in Canada. It was a length of rope attached to the anchor with a Styrofoam buoy at the end. The buoy would show us where the anchor lay. Well, that day it lay wrapped around our prop and we were not going anywhere in a hurry. It took Gary over 4 hours in 4 foot deep water to get the rope or should I say ropes (we had two ropes fouling the prop), untangled from the propeller. He had to borrow my snorkel because we could not find his. So, now we have a 300lb man in the water wearing a pink snorkel plus he attempted to get into my shorts thinking they were his swimming trunks. Thank-goodness they were too small for him otherwise I would have started to starve myself to death. Gary surfaced from the water with the prop free and a nice sunburn despite having sun cream on. To top that off we were now stuck on a sandbar as the tide had gone out and we needed the help of another boat to pull us off. Despite getting stuck themselves, they pulled us off and we were now free to move on. Because it had taken all day to free the prop we could not make it to the nice fish restaurant we had eaten at before, so we spent another night on Robert's Creek. So much for celebrating!!
From Sarasota to where we are now (Cape Haze Marina) Englewood was an uneventful journey despite the many boats sailing the inland waterway. Some of them were downright inconsiderate due to passing us at high speed and causing equipment of ours to fall on the floor due to their wake. Others were kind and slowed down when they overtook us or passed us. What we found interesting was the large catamaran we passed. Its name was "The Rover". We saluted as we went by.
We passed a boat in dry dock with a real nice paint job. I wonder what that would look like on The Kingston Rover.
This house was very strange. It was very slim on the right hand side an empty space in the middle underneath the slanting roof.
An Englishman's home is his castle. Perhaps this house is owned by an Englishman.
Kingston Rover Loop Map