Up river on the Caloosahatchee River! (Try to say that quickly 3 times) Next stop the City of Fort Myers Yacht Basin, within walking distance to downtown. We spent a week rocking and rolling on fixed docks, but pleasant and reasonably priced all the same. Both Mark and I took advantage of the quaint little yellow boathouse hair salon, trying to spruce ourselves up for our trip back home. The salon was moored right at the city dock and we left feeling civilized once again. Chores had to be done and plans for haul-out had to be solidified.
After a week we moved next door to Legacy Harbour Marina, complete with floating docks and a pool. This is a popular place for looper boats to rest for a time. Thanks Jill (Last Dance), for inviting me on a shopping day trip using your car – don’t think all those groceries would have fit on the bikes! Friends Solange and Glenn made the 3 hour trek from their winter home in Fort Lauderdale to spend an afternoon visiting. What a treat!While in Fort Myers, we couldn’t pass up the chance to visit the 14 acre riverfront Edison and Ford Winter Estates. Well I think Mark could, but I dragged him along just the same. The following pictures are just a sample of the vibrant and diverse gardens belonging to the estate property. No wonder the Edison and Ford families travelled to this tropical paradise every winter season.