Weather conditions: not what I expected in Florida, cool, windy, some sun
A short trip down to Marker 1 Marina in Dunedin so that we can have an electrician track down our issues. Couldn't have found a nicer place to spend a few days. The weather has not been great, but I guess we shouldn't expect perfection. This marina welcomes loopers and it is located within walking distance of some very good restaurants, as well as, a Walgreen's and a Publix. Recommendations: Across the street at Brenda's you will be treated to a nice breakfast or if you are around at lunchtime try one of her specials. Her pot roast melt is by far one of the best sandwiches I have ever had. A couple blocks down the street, Frenchie's Outback serves an amazing pulled pork nacho for an appetizer, of course it will become your meal if there are less than 6 of you sharing it. Some of our fellow loopers had wheels, so one night we all checked out the Ozona Pig. Jess and I shared the Boss Hog plate, taking home as much as we were able to eat. It made great sandwiches for lunch the next day. The Pinellas Trail runs through Dunedin giving walkers and bicyclists a wonderful way to enjoy the outdoors. We had a nice day on Thursday so we took advantage of our opportunity to get outside by taking a three hour walk around town. The electrician finally showed up this morning. It appears that we are all wired correctly again so it is time to drop lines and head south tomorrow.
Jess and I gave it our best shot, but all this bar-b-que was too much. What you can't see is the half of chicken tucked under the ribs.
We had 17 loopers gathered to enjoy the good food and share our cruising stories. That is one of the best parts of our trip. We have met so many wonderful people from all over the U.S. And Canada.
The other table of cruisers.
A trip to pick up a few groceries is no problem thanks to our handy little red wagon.
New friends can be found in the most unexpected places. Tom and Janet Rupp ran into us at Publix. They winter here and are at home in Petoskey, Michigan during the summer. After Jess told Tom about the Loop they came by the marina to see Bama Dream. We plan to visit with them when we are cruising down Lake Michigan next summer.
One more unforgettable sunset!