The wind was still blowing at 15 from the east as we raised the anchor and made our way carefully over the shoal area as, once again, the tide was low when we wanted to leave. The channel remained very narrow and about nine feet deep while all around was five feet of water or less. Mazel Tug had been at the Pelican Bay anchorage and followed us through Pine Island Sound and San Carlos Bay to our next stop at Sanibel Marina.
Sanibel Marina had agreed to find moorage for us even though they were full so we ended up being on the gas dock. Sister Natalie and her husband Jim had rented a condo at Island Inn for two weeks and had been there several days before our arrival. Once we were settled we called them to let them know we were docked and soon they arrived.
We had a great time showing them the boat, sharing adventures and just being with family. They took us to their abode and we explored a little of Sanibel Island with them before returning to the marina to have dinner at Grandma Dot’s Restaurant on the marina grounds. Ralph and Linda from Mazel Tug joined us for a great meal.