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We cast off our lines this morning and got back on the water again after seven weeks at Legacy Marina in Fort Myers. Legacy was a wonderful marina and we really enjoyed our time there. The staff was awesome and fellow boaters were great. There is an amazing sense of community at Legacy and I look forward to slipping there again some day.
On our last full day at Legacy we got a visit from Brian and Sue Wolfe, friends and fellow boaters from Wabasha. They have been in Fort Myers for a couple of weeks and looked us up. It was great catching up with them. We met the Wolfe's years ago through Father Engels. Tom and I, along with the Severtson's, were taking instruction from Father and during one of our sessions in Wabasha, he invited Brian and Sue to join us. We kept in touch over the years and eventually both the Wolfe's and us, ended up slipping at Parkside.
Thanks Brian and Sue for looking us up! Always great seeing you!
Ironically, it was Father Engels that introduced us to boating almost thirty years ago now. He had sailed on Pepin for many years and took us out on the water several times over the course of our instruction. Once on a pontoon, on a houseboat, a cruiser and a sailboat. After those experiences, Tom and I hoped that one day we could have our own boat. Ten years later we did and shortly after the purchase, we had Father Engels aboard to bless our boat.
Father passed away this Fall after we started the Loop. He would have loved this boating adventure. May you rest in peace and have fair winds and following seas Father.
Tom & Sue Slightam
Read along as we circumnavigate the eastern half of the United States and southern Canada on the Great Loop on our boat BELLA, a Cruiser 460 Express.