Looks like the  Harrison’s, Funk’s, Hall’s,and the Dickes decided to make a week or more out of the Lake Dora Show. A smart idea and as luck would have it, the right week to pick.Reports were that the St Johns trip before was a wash out, but this is when the weather is great and so is the boating.

Duane and Sue Dicke in there 1966 Super Sport

Meanwhile back here in the real world, I am back at work, wearing a jacket and complaining about traffic.

at a lock

Parked for lunch

Pirates Oasis in Blue Heron cove just north of Lake Griffith.

LUNCH – The tropical hurricane burger at Pirates Oasis. Must have been a half lb  patty with cheese, bacon and a fried egg. Probably 2,000 calories.

Gator art

Barb Hall and Jan Funk


The post Hurricane Burger flop in the chair. I’m gonna take a nap now!

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19 Responses to “They Ain’t Stoppin In Florida!”
  1. RH in Indy.

    Looks to be Canadian bacon the way it’s hanging over the sides.

  2. Greg Lewandowski

    Now that’s what the WoodyBoating lifestyle is all about. Matt, as our fearless leader, what the hell are you doing back in the office!!!

    • m-fine

      Jim, places like that keep your immune system strong and help replenish your gut bacteria. At least that is my theory.

  3. John Rothert

    eating that burger give a whole new meaning to GOING boating…sooner than later.

    looks like a great trip, have fun and be safe.

    John in Va.

  4. Gene porter

    SJR north is better than ever. Wild rivers creeks enroute Ponce de Leon springs for the first time. Today it’s a warm swim and Sonny’s bbq at Silver Glen enroute back to Palatka

  5. Troy in FL

    Wow it looks like we should have hung around the lake a little longer!

    I must say though that our private tour of the Chris-Craft factory in Sarasota and lunch with Steve, Allison, and Gavan was a real treat.

  6. Troy in FL

    Here is a little teaser for the rest of you.

    I know these are not Woodys, but the current owners, Steve and Steve, have really brought the CLASS back to Chris-Craft!

    • Wilson


      Glad you went…It helps cement the relationship with Steve and Stephen…You were lucky to catch Stephen there…He’s more often in Europe..Keep in touch with Ally. She’s a great source of information.

  7. Mark in Ohio (sometimes da U.P.)

    If the party is fun why go home! Enjoyed the pics and stories from Lake Dora. If I were there I would stay as long as I could. Looks like fun.

  8. Wilson

    I’m confused…Was the gathering with Hall’s, Harrison’s, Funk’s and Dicke’s part of the Northbound River Cruise ?
    (looks like they were on the river) or were they just messing around Lake Dora and the connecting lakes ?
    Gene’s comment makes it sound like maybe there were two event.
    Anyhow it looks like a lot of folks stayed and had fun.

  9. Reddog

    Is that real seaweed behind “shadow” in the header photo?

  10. Randy

    Wow, the looks of that ‘BURGER’ gives new meaning to the term Woody Bloater!

  11. floyd r turbo

    Looks like the Lake Dora to Lake Eustis to Haines Creek to Lake Griffin route. When I rode by Haines Creek a couple of years ago biking around the area, it looked only passable by small outboards. But, that may be due to low water conditions a while back. Water is generally up around there, it appears. Based on Staib’s research, I hope Harrison’s, et al are not in for a breakdown of a different kind (lower intestinal blockage or maybe just the opposite…unrestricted exhaust??).

  12. Paul H

    Should have replied yesterday, but the fellow eating the burger is a visiting friend from Canada and his nickname since before I ever knew him (which is over 20 years) is The Wood. Proudly, he demolished that massive thing in roughly 5 minutes. It was ham on it by the way.