Saturday, 14 January 2017

DAY 66 - ST. PETERSBURG TO VENICE (56.6 mi.)




Saturday, January 14, 2017 ~ We left Harborage Marina at 8:00 am.  We are in Tampa Bay which is a very large body of water with great depth in the channel.  From here we enter Anna Maria Sound where we had depths as low as 3.2 feet.  At 10:15 am we are in Sarasota Bay with Long Boat Key on our starboard side.  Were there is water, there are bridges.  We had to call three of them ~ Stickney Point Bridge, Blackburn Swing Bridge and Albee Bridge for an opening.  The vibrations we felt yesterday are still happening and we also have an issue of white smoke coming from the port engine.  After docking at Fisherman’s Marina, Venice the first thing Frans did was contact four different mechanics to see how soon any of them could come out and look at our new issues.  We have an appointment for 12:00 on Sunday, January 15.  So I guess we ware here for another day.

The amazing Sunshine Bridge

Anna Maria Sound Islands

Boats anchored just south of Cortez Bridge

This sailboat is listing due to low tide

The shallow waters in Sarasota Bay outside of our channel

Not somewhere that we would like LADY V to be anchored

The Saturday traffic at Stickney Point Bridge

A bird's nest on buoy 34 in Blackburn Bay


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