Monday, January 17, 2011

Jan 15 - 17

We departed Marco Island on Sat. am at 7:30 headed to Little Shark River. It was a nice, sunny day on the water with temps in the 80s. We motor sailed all day and arrived there at 5:30 pm. We are still sailing along with our friends, Kathy and Randy Chamberlain on sailboat, Intransition. There was also a trawler there whom we had met in Ft. Myers Beach who had anchored at Shark River for the night also. After a long day on the water, we ate steak, potatoes and broccoli and with no television signals or phone signals, we watched a movie and went to bed early.
The next morning, we started our day early. We had pulled anchors and were headed over the gulf toward Marathon by 7:30am. Another beautiful day on the water. Again, the temps we in the 80s and the winds were good enough for motor sailing. We had to use a watchful eye all day because of so many lobster or crab pots everywhere. We arrived at Boot Key Harbor, Marathon by 3:45 and are now attached to R7 mooring ball where we will call home for the next three or four weeks. We enjoyed dinghing over to a restaurant on the water late yesterday afternoon for a dinner with Kathy & Randy. We all enjoyed a fresh Mahi dinner. Great choice! This morning, the rain storms hit and it poured most the morning but now, the weather is just perfect. The sun is out and it is 88 degrees. Boy, we are enjoying this warm weather! Wish our family were here with us. We miss them.

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