When the weekend was over, we left Estero Island, passed through Fort Myers, and entered the Okeechobee Waterway which intersects the state of Florida. It was during this trip that Eric and I first started using charts to navigate our course. It turned out to be a great learning experience in a relatively safe environment. After a long day, we stopped at the Franklin Lock Recreation Center, an RV park with docks, showers, and electrical hookups. While the camp ground is nothing special, it's affordable, clean, and convenient. I recommend it for a night or two.