The locks on the Okeechobee Waterway at Port Mayaca allow boats to pass into Lake Okeechobee from the St. Lucie River Canal, which continues east to the Intracoastal Waterway in Stuart and Port St. Lucie. Transient boaters use the waterway to get to the Gulf Coast via the Caloosahatchee River, which empties into the Gulf of Mexico at Fort Myers. (Photo by Bob Rountree)
Bob Rountree roams the state with his wife Kathy in their 25-foot Starcraft AR-One travel trailer, exploring Florida’s back roads, hidden beaches and scenic parks with kayaks, beach toys and bicycles in tow. A retired journalist based in Deerfield Beach and living the good life, Bob is co-founder of FloridaRambler.com.
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