According to the local tourist magazine Clearwater is “the
US city with the highest rate of lightning strikes per capita”. First
off who sat down and decided to figure that statistic and second it certainly
doesn’t want to make me stay.
There are pirates in Clearwater and I’m not talking
about West Marine. As we came into the channel we had to let this guy pass. I
was hoping he would throw us some beads, but that didn’t happen.
We walked around the beach today – beautiful beaches
and the required number of T-shirt shops. We went for a swim and basically did
nothing. Here is Roberta relaxing.
One of the annoying things is the closeness of the fuel
dock, but how far we have to travel to get there. Here is a picture from our
dink just after leaving the fuel dock, in the distance is our boat. Note the
low bridge. It’s about 4 miles to the fuel dock if you can’t get
under the bridge.
One of the jobs I’ve been meaning to do is spray my
hand tool with a corrosion preventative spray. I know it won’t prevent
the rust but perhaps slow it down. Anyway I had the can in a locker next to my
bag of tools and during one of the offshore rocking and rolling periods something
fell on top of the spray can (no top on the can) anyway I have one less thing
on my to do list. I’ll bet it will be a long time before that locker
Tomorrow is another day on Clearwater beach and Thursday we
are off to Ft Myers.