As we traveled on Tuesday, we thought that we may have gone back in time. The Nina and Pinta passed us as we were getting ready to leave the marina. No, we weren’t drinking and we really hadn’t traveled back in time. The Niña and Pinta are touring together as a new and enhanced ‘sailing museum’, for the purpose of educating the public and school children on the ‘caravel’, a Portuguese ship used by Columbus and many early explorers to discover the world.
Traveling along the canal, we saw many unusual sites including this camel. The hubby is sitting beside me as I type this and is musing about how much a camel must cost and better yet, how would you find a vet to care for it if it gets sick. Ahhh… to have money to burn!
As we got to the Moore Haven lock, we caught up the the Nina and Pinta and we locked though with them. It was neat to say that we had locked through with the Nina and Pinta but it was kind of nerve-wracking. Lots of folks were out to see the tall ships passing so we felt a LOT of eyes on us too. All went well and soon we were following the Nina out of the lock. Phew!!!
A few more miles through a swampy area, where we saw a lot of different birds, including eagles and ospreys, took us to the Clewiston Lock to the Roland Martin Marina, our destination for the evening. The wind was blowing like crazy but we were able to get Misty tied up to the dock for the night. It was another long day for us and we slept well that night, in spite of the wind.