Crossing Lake Okeechobee is not difficult but one must stay in the channel or risk running aground. Lake Okeechobee is also known as Florida's Inland Sea, The Big O or The Lake by locals. It is the largest freshwater lake in Florida and covers 730 square miles. It is about half the size of the state of Rhode Island.
The name of the lake is derived from Hitchiti words oki meaning water and chubi which means big. Yes, it is some big water. Big, Boring Water. Not much to see on our trip to Stuart.
In Stuart we pulled into the Mariner Cay Marina. We spent most of March and April here. Steve took the boat straight to the transient dock with no worries. Charlene and I spent the rest of the afternoon in the pool while Dave and Steve grilled venison sliders for dinner. After the sun went down and gave us some relief from the heat, we took a walk through this beautiful neighborhood.