First Look at a Florida Beach!

After a two day rest in Tarpon Springs, Florida, we mapped a route to Clearwater and enjoyed the easy 18 mile cruise along the intra-coastal waterway, between the barrier islands and the mainland. The weather was warm, the water smooth.

Navionics Route Plan

Clearwater Harbor Marina offered a seven night stay for the price of a five night stay. We said yes!

Over the next few days, we walked along Clearwater Beach, biked to the nearby Publix grocery, and checked out the town (including a new movie) in a two day rental car. We were surprised at the feeling of freedom from having our own wheels!

Clearwater Beach was beautiful! White sand as fine as powder, a well designed boardwalk, and plenty of seafood restaurants of all stripes.

Every day, we watch the pirate ship go by with its entertaining music.

On Sunday, we worshipped at the nearby Presbyterian Church, and were warmly welcomed.

We had a good stay in Clearwater, but by the end I had “dock itch” – ready to move on.