Our February cruise was intending to go to Marina Jack in Sarasota, The Vinoy in St. Pete and The Crow’s Nest in Venice but plans have a habit of changing. Going to Marina Jack were Cookin’ (Brent & Susan Cook), Nauti Buoy (Dave & Mary Ellen Mount), Karine (Bob & Sandy LaMontagne), O Sea D (Vern & Ann Graham) and No Agenda (Mark & Joanne Daugherty).
All 5 of the boats made a successful trip to Sarasota and had a blast touring local attractions and dining in the many fine restaurants in town, including a great group dinner at Hyde Park Steakhouse.
After a five-day stay in Sarasota, the plan was to head north to The Vinoy in St. Pete and a Valentine’s Day dinner at Parkside Grill. However, from past experience we all knew we would have to abandon that stop if there were high winds from the East and, sure enough, that was the forecast for our stay so alternate plans had to be made for that 4- night stop.
Of the five boats, Cookin’, Nauti Buoy and No Agenda elected to turn south for a 2 night stay at the Crow’s Nest in Venice and a 3-night stay at South Seas in Captiva.
Karine and O Sea D opted to go north for a 4-night stay in Tampa but, as can happen to anyone, O Sea D ran aground in Sarasota Bay and ended up spending a few unplanned days in Bradenton while Karine motored on to Tampa for a couple nights.
As they say, “All’s well that ends well” and all 5 of us were able to come back together for a few nights at South Seas to wrap up another great time on this 10-day cruise.
We hope you can plan to join us for one of our great adventures on the water.