“Boca” in Spanish Means…

….”Bring lots of money”.

Our first day back on the water was a light one. We paired down some cold weather gear and minimized some other stuff. The result was extra room in the hatches.

This leg calls for hauling more water in the Everglades so every little bit helps.

We got a tailwind and light chop so paddling was easy.

Jim was able to pick up a new Garmin GPSMap 78sc in Sarasota replacing his old unit. The new unit has all the BlueChart marine maps already installed. The level of detail it provides is impressive. Most of the time on the water was spent playing around with settings and getting use to operating it. Not much of a learning curve since Garmin does a good job with standardizing the functionality on most of their handheld products.

Jim also talked to a kayak fisherman and quizzed him about his Hobie fishing kayak. This is the one with the fin propulsion unit. Really neat. We both would like to try our hand at it sometime after this trip.

We paddled to the Inlet Motel, got a room, ate, then walked into town. The accommodations here are nice with a boat ramp that made landing the kayaks easy.

Right now the temp is a little chilly. We hope to enjoy tailwinds for the next several days and hope to start increasing mileage.

Advance Around,

Jim and Marc



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5 Responses to “Boca” in Spanish Means…

  1. warrenj says:

    Boca means ‘Channel’ and in the morning you’ll find that the Grande part of ‘Boca Grande Channel’ means a mile-wide land gap with an enormous about of water passing thru it every day. I would check the tide table on your new Garmin and, perhaps, make an offering to the Wind Gods before casting off.

  2. Leroy Harmon says:

    Since ”Boca” in Spanish translates into mouth, then I am assuming this is the way you are letting us know you are at Boca Grande, Which is very expensive. Cheaper is the Park Campground on Cayo Costa,and also a lot more beautiful, and just a few minutes farther. Before you get all the way around Florida you will see a lot of Boca’s. Boca Raton, Boca Point, Boca West, Boca Chica. You sound like you are enjoying the adventure and that is the main thing.

  3. Maryellen says:

    Nice to have an easy day! Garmin sounds really high tech, which is what you need out there…don’t like to even think about getting lost in the Everglades! Enjoy the tailwinds but don’t get spoiled!!! 🙂 Have a happy, happy, happy new year!

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