Celebrate a New Year in Marathon

The winds are cooperating with our plan to cross to Marathon.   Pulled Anchor at Shark River and heading south the 50 plus miles to our next destination.

CROSSING TO MARATHON

12.27 leaving shark

CRAB POTS

Most of the crossing involved an eye out for the crab pots- hundreds dotted the water . The only consolation is knowing that a plate of stone crabs is in our future.

rod and gun club everglades

NAVIGATION THRU SHALLOW WATERS

Can you believe that the whole crossing was mostly 20 feet or shallower?    We could really see the colors start change as we head into more tropical waters!

12.28 to marathon

FB LIGHTHOUSE LANDMARK

12.29 faro blanco

12.31 new years

It didn’t take long to notice an increase in the winds:

12.30 windy day

NEW YEARS EVE AT FARO BLANCO WITH BRENT

This is our month to entertain, and first guest is Colleen’s son Brent = just in time for New Years eve.   We had a chance to go snorkeling, a bus trip to Key West, dinner at the Sunset Grill and much more!

Here are a few photos from the week!

faro blanco 1.2017

faro blanco 1.2017

 

faro blanco 1.2017

WELCOME 2017

faro blanco 1.2017

 

The manatees swam up to our boat.  they drank from the air conditioner discharge! They are so ugly

faro blanco 1.2017

FUN IN KEY WEST

With no car, it was a city bus rider to Key West. Not too bad , about 1.5 hours one way.

Checked out a bar with dollar bills on the ceiling and walls.

faro blanco 1.2017

Brent found a diner that was featured on Triple D so we had Lunch at DJ’s Clam  Shack.

key west djs

A good way to learn about the city is the Conch Train Tour!

key west

Back at Marathon, we took the dinghy to the Keys Fishery – specialty is lobster Rueben.    large enough to share! Very yummy.

faro blanco 1.2017

faro blanco 1.2017

 

Lots more memories; but as they say- What happens in the Keys, stays in the Keys!

Enjoy, thanks for reading!

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Our blog will highlight our travels along America's Great Loop. We sold our sailboat on Lake Superior for a Trawler to do America's Great Loop in 2016.
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