Saturday, October 26, 2013

Today we traveled 68 miles and crossed the State of Florida East to West.  We crossed Lake Okeechobee which was barfy the earlier part of the morning with north wind and the waves abeam.  I was happy when the channel made a left turn and the Lake got nice and smooth.  We locked through the St. Lucie Lock with a rise of 14 feet, the Port Mayaca Lock with a rise of 1 foot and lastly, the Moore Haven Lock with a 1 foot drop.

We tied up at the beautiful Moore Haven City Dock @ $1 per foot, including water and electricity. The town is  about five minutes from the Moore Haven Lock.  It is immaculately clean and the properties well maintained.  There is a new IGA Market a six-block walk from the dock.  We had heard of a Mexican Restaurant in town, but learned it was closed on weekends,however, one of the locals suggested we have dinner at the Fraternal Order of Eagles which is about a block from the dock.  We were very pleased with our dinner of swai fish sandwiches, tossed salad, fries and sweet tea.  All this for $13 plus tip.  Our meal was very good, the service was good, too, and everyone was friendly and welcoming.  This is a "must stop" town.

Here are a few of today's photos:

Inside the St. Lucie Lock

Main Street, Moore Haven, FL

Fraternal Order of Eagles where we had dinner

This sign should be posted everywhere to remind us to be kind to one another.

Tonight's back yard

Home along St. Lucie River

Home along St. Lucie River

One of many scullers we saw at daybreak

Sunrise this morning

St. Lucie Lock

Mayaca Lock

A gazillion seagulls at the Macaya Lock

Inside the Moore Haven Lock

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