Sugar Cane is the big crop in this part of Florida. They burn off the sugar cane at the end of the season (we are not sure why), but all along the way we could see the fires burning and smell the sweet smell of sugar burning.
Here is Vicki piloting Tidehiker coming out of a lock. After the lock we went under a train bridge that was open as no trains were coming through at the moment.
We are now making our way to Stuart, FL, officially back on the east coast! We'll spend a few days doing probably our last provisioning run before heading off to the Bahamas. Our friends Patty and Jim again found us free dockage at the Finz Restaurant! We had stayed there on our way south. Patty and Jim are loaning us their car, once again, to get everything done and we surely do appreciate that. What great hosts they are.