CCCC Visits Moss Marine, Fort Myers Beach, FL
The Cape Coral Cruise Club is a group of dedicated cruisers who always provide unique reports from the marinas they visit. Moss Marine lies on the west side of Matanzas Pass across the channel from Marker #17.
CCCC Returns to Ft. Myers Beach
By Bruce Longman
For its’ season kick off cruise the Cape Coral Cruise Club returned to Moss Marine, a long-time favorite cruise destination. This facility is favored because of its close proximity to many restaurants, walking distance to the Ft. Myers Beach pier and the Times Square area. On Tuesday September 20 Judith, Joe and the Moss Marine staff were very accommodating assisting Phil & Pat Kryger on Y-Knot, Paul & Stephanie Carrico on Infinite Seas, and Bruce & Sue Longman on Surface Interval in securing their boats while dealing with a 3 to 4 knot tidal current. Moss Marine is also in the process of renovating its docks. Later in the afternoon the Mitchells and Petersons joined the group for docktails and an evening barbeque. Moss Marine provided a gas grill, placing it next to the covered picnic area.
A light breakfast of pastries and juice was provided on Wednesday by the Longmans, cruise leaders. Stephanie added a large dish of chilled mixed fruit. The rest of the morning was open. All boaters boarded Surface Interval around 11:30 for the short run down to the Bowditch Point Park pier. The cruise leaders provided a box lunch picnic with the afternoon set aside for shelling or just relaxing under umbrellas at the beach.
Later on Wednesday afternoon the boaters were joined by twelve other Club members for docktails at the air-conditioned boaters lounge. This is a very nice amenity provided by Moss Marine that includes a large laundry facility and well maintained, clean showers. Reservations for dinner had been made for the group of 18 at Nervous Nellies restaurant and hearty meals were had by all.
The plan for Thursday was a trip on the Key West Express to Key West. The Longmans and Limbrights took advantage of a reduced rate promotion and had smooth seas both going to and returning from Key West. They visited the Hemmingway home and enjoyed the interesting and informative guided tour. After a nice lunch we toured a few art galleries before having to return in time to catch the boat back to Ft. Myers Beach. In the future, if a trip to Key West is planned, it will be for at least one overnight as the time is too short to do Key West in one day. The other two boaters departed Thursday for their home ports.
The Cape Coral Cruise Club is open to new members who own a boat with overnight accommodations and reside in the Cape Coral / Ft. Myers area. For membership information please contact Phil Kryger at 239-541-0236. Read additional Club information on its website, www.c-c-c-c.org Like us on Facebook.
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