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Old 03-07-2006, 20:43   #1
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Crossing of the okeechobee waterway

We finished our trip this weekend, I have man pics and a couple blog entries.

Pics are here

blog entries are here http://www.svislandgirl.com

All in all it was a fun adventure, not something I would do again, but it was fun. We left from Port Tarpon, FL just north of Tampa, cruised the intracoastal south to Fort Myers, FL and accross the okeechobee waterway to stuart, fl then north to fort pierce, fl.
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This is a great trip. I did it in Mar. Should have spent more than 3 days. I will do it again and take 1 to 2 weeks.
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When I did that trip a year ago, they were doing water releases from lake Okeechobee through the spillway and lock at Moorehaven on the west side of the lake.

I had to get a tow through the old railway bridge into the lock at Moorehaven, as my twin diesels couldn't overcome the 12 knot current coming through the railway bridge. I actually was going backwards under full power when I tried to approach the lock!!

Fond memories of Clewiston though. I highly recommend the "Rim Route"!!

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We took 7 days to do it, we ran hard the first day and took it easy after that. We were told not to take the southern rim route as it was still full of debris, I don't know if that's actually true or not.

I would definetely recommend a good 10 days to do it and enjoy. The lake was very low this trip, with the exception of the ortona and st lucie locks the waterlevel difference was less than a foot.
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