Hello everyone, I hope you are doing great. It has been very cold here in Lee County for way to long. It seems as though we are not getting any warming breaks with the exception of today Wednesday March 10. It is actually up to 82 degrees wah hoo, it is about time. It is sunny out and beautiful blue skies. No, I am not out in the boat; I am inside working diligently like I am supposed to be. Hopefully we will start to see some warmer weather here real soon. Spring Break has kicked off for many northern schools and it seems like all the Spring Breakers and families are making their way to Ft. Myers Beach. It is great to see all this activity and money being brought into our local economy.
This leads me in to my next boating guide tip. This weekend is the 52nd annual; yes 52nd annual Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Festival. What a great time!!!! Saturday (March 13, 2010) morning the sky bridge (bridge from the main land to Ft. Myers Beach) will close at 9:00 a.m. So if you are coming by car get there early. If you choose to park on the main land side, you can take the trolley over. Now for the boaters you can come anytime. My suggestion would be to anchor just off the beach near the pier and walk into shore. (weather permitting) if it is windy and rough, you will want to come on the inside of Ft. Myers Beach and tie up at one of the restaurants or you can anchor on the inside of Bow Ditch point, it is the most northern end of Ft. Myers Beach and walk to Time’s Square where all the activities are, anchoring there would be my last choice, because you would have to walk a ways to get to Time’s Square.
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