Since we had an extra day with the Thanksgiving holiday, we decided to cruise out to Franklin Lock and Dam this past weekend. We've made this trip several times in the past and usually it's once cooler weather arrives. We love visiting here because it is a different landscape from the beaches we … [Read more...]
Franklin Lock and Dam is a navigable lock on the Caloosahatchee River with excellent campground facilities and 8 boat docks. It's one of our favorite winter cruising destinations and is a great place for us to take the kids since they can ride bikes and build campfires.
Below you will find all the blog posts that we've tagged as 'Franklin Locks.'
Cruising to Franklin Lock and Dam is one of our favorite spots to visit in the winter here in Florida. So, last weekend we took Blue Turtle and crew + 2 (my parents) there to take advantage of the long weekend for Martin Luther King's birthday. My parents used to live-aboard a 38' Marine Trader and … [Read more...]
The day after Thanksgiving, we took Blue Turtle up the river and to Franklin Locks and Dam. For those who follow this blog you know that we've made this trip annually as a sort of family tradition the weekend after Thanksgiving—usually with my parents on Island Time. Since my folks have no longer … [Read more...]
Last weekend we set out for a long weekend to one of our favorite winter spots, Franklin Locks. We made this trip back in November right after Thanksgiving and we just love it this time of year. The cool weather makes it nice (and less buggy) and we enjoy building bon fires in the evenings and … [Read more...]
Last weekend, the day after Thanksgiving we took a trip up the river to the Franklin Locks. We did the same trip last year after Thanksgiving and it might become a new tradition. Instead of dealing with all the Black Friday madness, we cruise up river to the locks and tie up at one of the 8 slips … [Read more...]
We set off for a peaceful Caloosahatchee River cruise on Friday morning, the day after Thanksgiving (also known as Black Friday). Joining us were my parents (on Island Time) with my two nephews, Jack and Ryan. On board Blue Turtle was Randy, myself, Corey, Sophie, Johnny (Randy's father) and Gerry … [Read more...]