We left our anchorage at Longboat Key a little after 9:30 am and headed down the intracoastal past Sarasota to Venice. We needed to have two bridges opened for us. The Blackburn swing bridge pivots on the center point with boats passing through on the east side. The Albee bridge is a traditional draw bridge. Both opened promptly upon our call and we passed through without stopping. We arrived at Crow's Nest Marina by 1:30 pm. The marina is on the south side of the channel coming off the Gulf. A beautiful location and an expensive one. We're willing to pay for the beach access and facilities after two nights on the hook.