Island Hopper Songwriters Fest at South Sea Resort was held September 22-24, 2017 on Captiva Island. We had 8 boats carrying 18 people that stayed at the South Seas Marina for this outing. A big thanks to Bob & Jane Wason for hosting this event, and for providing sliders, slaw & pasta salad to go wish all the dishes to share others brought. Trolleys carried us up & down the island to all of the event locations, and while many of the performers were better song writers than singers, each and every one of them provided delightful entertainment.
Mucky Duck Lunch Run on August 30, 2017 – Captain Frank Donaldson and Laurie not only hosted event but graciously provided transportation to the event due to limited dock space. Three boats and 16 members traveled to Sanibel Island. We arrived at the Green Flash docks. Some enjoyed a short stroll while others hopped a golf cart ride to the Mucky Duck. Beautiful weather and a great day.
Plan B Pool Party/ August 2, 2017, this started as a beach BBQ at Charlie's Pass but Tropical Strom Emily blew through leaving trailing winds and swells. Bob And Jane graciously volunteered their pool and PLAN B. A great BBQ and swim in the pool was enjoyed by 24 participants. The weather was great for a swim in the pool where the seas were smooth except for a cannon ball drop in. Thanks to the club for providing the hamburgers and brats.
This years annual SJCBC boat trip, lead by Linn Hynds, reported that this year we had three boats (10 people) that stayed at the Postcard Inn & Marina in Islamorada sometime from 15 May to 15 June. The fishing could have been better but with the numerous side trips, it made for a great stay. As hoped, we had another dozen boat club members that made their way down by car!
Our 4th of July Raft Up this year took place off Sanibel up near C-span. Although thunderstorms chased us out of the water, some still managed to experience the fireworks from a few hundred feet away!