We pulled up anchor and left Marco Island at 8:18 am with mostly cloudy skies, a temperature of 63°F and a north wind of 6 knots. Our original destination for the day was Everglades City, however, the winds grew to a very favorable 13 to 18 knots out of the southeast, we were moving along quite well and with a forecast for Saturday afternoon for rain and possible thunderstorms, we decided to travel the entire 65 statute miles to Little Shark River where we arrived about 5:30 pm. We motored upriver past a few other sailboats anchored right at the mouth and found what we thought looked like a quiet and secure spot for the night anchoring at 6:15 pm near marker G69. With the full moon rising as the sun was setting, we settled in and enjoyed our evening.
The night was quiet and peaceful and we rested easily in this secluded anchorage.