Bimini Basin to Picnic Island – 6 miles.

Posted by – May 24, 2009


Departed Bimini Basin (Cape Coral, Fl) at ~3:45pm today. The channel leading in/out of the basin is really well marked, both green and red markers to/from the ICW in the Caloosahatchee River. Headed to Picnic Island (Sanibel, Fl) for Steven and Sandy’s birthday. Took two depth soundings in the channel leaving the basin. 7′ and 12′. Plenty of room for our 5.5′ draft. Cleared the power line with not much room to spare though. Fair winds out of the West/SW. Averaging 3.6kts just after entering the ICW. Tons of Memorial Day boat traffic. Mostly powerboaters kicking up big wakes. Makes us hobby horse around a good bit. Note: clear the area around the mast. There’s currently a blind spot from the piles of rain tarps, lines and fenders on deck. GPS markers do not match the real ICW markers around #93. Bumped 5.1kts after entering the Miserable Mile, named so because of the strong currents. You really need to pay attention during this stretch. It gets shallow, quick. Anchored at Picnic Island ~6pm. Smooth anchoring just before the rainstorm.

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