January 10, 2012


Indiantown Marina was our dockage for the night. It’s on the Okeechobee Waterway. E of Lake Okeechobee.

A lot of people keep their boats in storage during the summer…come down…put them in the water and either hang out around the marina or do the small loop down to the Keys or the Bahamas, and other places S.

It has a nice laundry, TV room and computer access. Cooks outs and a nice place just to hang out in.


We found it a bit pricey….but there also weren’t a lot of slips available. Pricey to us may be reasonable to others. It really wasn’t too bad. Anchoring or mooring is more to our taste, and purse size.


Here we are…docked behind the palms.


According to Wikipedia.com , Lake Okeechobee  is the largest freshwater lake in Florida and the second largest contained entirely in the lower 48 states. It’s average depth is only 9 ft. and makes it a tough lake to cross in bad weather.

Today was beautiful….we started out doing the “rim route” but decided to cut across and get back to the channel. Here’s A Dollar More…


We attempted to make this crossing a few years ago and had to turn back…so did many bigger boats. We waited 3 days and the wind never let up.

Once across the lake we were back in the rim route. There is a nice section here where you can drive your vehicle, park and picnic or fish along the canal.


We found a spot to anchor for the night. This is looking into a channel for fishing boat access to the lake. Don’t think we’ll try it…but gives us a spot to get out of the main channel.

We’ll be back in the waterway tomorrow. Glad we got across today….high winds and rain forecast for tomorrow. 


Feeling much better today….still have the sneezes and coughs but over-all feeling is a whole lot better.


1 comment:

Elaine said...

Beautiful spot to dock for a bit!