Last year January
brought bad weather, which caused the cancellation of
multiple cruises and it looked like this January would
not be much better. The boating portions of both
January’s lunch and marina cruises were cancelled by the
weather. Fortunately the weather did not hinder the land
yachts from completing both cruises, which were well
Jon and Fran Breen led
the Lazy Flamingo cruise, and 30 hungry Seafarers had
good food and a great time.
Marji and Ron Cyr had
arranged a terrific cruise to Ft. Myers but 40-degree
weather caused most boaters to cancel, except the
intrepid couple, Jack and Elise Gowan. They were smart
and left a few days ahead of the cold. Originally there
were to be nine boats and 22 Seafarers. The Dinner
Theater Bali ‘hi performance was still well attended as
30 Seafarers showed up for a fantastic show and a nice
meal. Our thanks go to Marji and Ron for all the hard
work. Everyone who came had a great time.
The Pelican Bay anchor
out, led by Betty Bernz and Laddie Kartes before and
after the Dinner Theatre cruise, was also cancelled
because of the weather conditions
On January 31st
we planned to have the first Sunset Lake raft up. For
those folks who don’t want to spend a lot of money on
fuel, here is a cruise close to home. Mike and Carla
Clark asked everyone to come at 1:00 pm, bring your
favorite libation and an appetizer to share, tie up with
other Seafarers, and have a great time.
February starts off
with a bang. Bob and Toni Dorman are leading an anchor
out to Matlacha on the 4th. There is a great
anchorage just south of Bert’s Bar and six-foot draft is
not a problem. This lines up nicely with a lunch cruise
to Bert’s Bar on February 5th, which will be
led by new Seafarers, Bob and Kerry Dickson with Mike
and Margie Fauci helping. Matlacha is a great little
town with many restaurants and nice shopping. So
regardless of the size of your boat, this will be a
cruise you can enjoy.
brings another combination cruise with Marji and Ron Cyr
leading a cruise to Uncle Henry’s on Gasparilla Island.
There will be docktails, dine-outs and a pancake
breakfast, so put it on the calendar. They will be
leaving on the 19th, just in time to stop at
the Fishery for lunch.
To meet up with the
Uncle Henry cruise, Wally and Lynn Jachimek are leading
a lunch cruise to the Fishery on the 19th.
Here is another chance to join your big boat friends for
lunch. The Fishery has recently been remodeled and has a
new menu. Please sign up early, as dockage is limited.
There is one very unique cruise I would like to bring to
every ones attention. This will be the first ever joint
cruise with the PGI Islanders and it is coming in April.
Horst and Kathy Huelsemann are leading the cruise to
Longboat Key on April 15th & 16th.
The Islanders already have 15 boats signed up. Here is
your chance to boat with people you know but rarely get
the chance to boat together. Keep checking the calendar
as Horst is looking for additional places to stop,
either before or after these dates. This will be a
cruise to remember.
Please check our
online calendar for these events and other anchor outs
and cruises coming up in March and April.
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