Monday, February 27, 2012

Details of pictures in February

First picture is at Dockside Bar & Grill right in the harbor where we go on Saturday nights and eat prime rib which is delicious!
Next, girls dancing to the Jimmy Buffet music at Dockside- Ondra, Susan Perry, and Susan Cole
Our friends from New Bern, NC Dennis & Suzi Lawrence on boat, Thate Wata who are moored close to our boat
with their boat guest
Dean and Susan Perry and their friends also at Dockside. We have known the Perrys since our first trip south. They are from Buffalo, NY.
The band was great! They played lots of Jimmy Buffet, Beatles, and Eagles songs.
We enjoyed having Ed Dooley and Connie visit us here in Marathon this week. They were not staying on our boat, but at the Black Fin motel but we saw them daily and enjoyed having them with us on our boat and appreciated them taking us to the grocery and other places we needed to go while they were here. They are from Washington, DC and have their sailboat. Surprise, in Brunswich, GA.
This was a beautiful sunset in Key West at Mallory Square while we were there with our friends Dave and Margaret. We also saw lots of roosters crossing the streets and sidewalks everywhere.
This is a picture of Dave and Margaret from our docks in Jordan Creek, NC. They were with us on our boat last week for several days. We also enjoyed having them on our boat and the trip we had with them to Key West.
One night, we went over to the boat, Autumn Bourne, Susan & Dean Perry's boat and enjoyed hearing Dean play his guitar and singing along with he and Susan and four other couples from here in the mooring field.
Every Sunday morning, many of us walk over to the American Legion for a wonderful breakfast. They have a large variety of things to choose from. Dennis and Suzi Lawrence were sitting at our table when I took this picture of them.
Another afternoon, several of us went our to Sombrero Beach where we got to hear Dean playing his guitar and again, we all joined in singing to his music. They also cooked dinner on the beach that night.
Bob and Susan Dawson were the first guest we had on Last Boat this season. We had a great time also when they stayed with us on the boat. While they were here, they drove us over to Geiger Key where we met other friends, Bud Sealing and Brenda for a delicious meal on the water front restaurant. We then went to Buds boat at Boca Chica and had a nice visit.
We see a beautiful sunset on our boat almost everyday here in the harbor. When the sun sets, Ondra blows a conch with many other boat owners. It is really neat to hear all the conchs blowing after sunset.
On February 11, Nelson and Ondra celebrated their 46 year anniversary. What a great day! Bob and Sue Dawson came to visit us and brought us a beautiful flower arrangement with six beautiful red roses and six star gazer lilies.
They were pretty for over a week. Thanks, Bob and Sue. That night, we had seven other couples who we know here in the harbor join us at Dockside to help us celebrate. The band announced our anniversary and say a song for us. You can see the table with our friends that night at Dockside. It was a great night!
See the beautiful flowers that we got for our anniversary!
Bob and Susan Dawson were our first guest this year and they are also the couple who we traveled with back to NC last year. This month has been a fun and busy month here in Boot Key Harbor for the Gaineys. Life is good!

February - Last Boat on the mooring at Boot Key, Marathon

Dockside - dining & dancing

band playing Jimmy Buffet music

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Pictures from Last Boat

Joe & Bunny from Kansas Cty, Mo on Motor Home at Ft. Myers
Robert & Susan Cole, Kansas Cty, MO on sailboat, SuzyQ
same but with their dog Abby who loved to ride in the dinghy
the most beautiful rainbow I ever saw on the water
Cruise ship in Ft Lauderdale
beautiful night on the water
AICW cruiser
the largest and most expensive sailboat we ever saw
one of 20 double bascule bridges we past under and waited for one day going from Lake Worth to Ft Lauderdale
wow, a beautiful lighthouse near Lake Worth

Friday, February 3, 2012

We are on a Mooring!!!!

We got our call on Tuesday, January 30 that we could connect to mooring ball number U-2. We were so excited! Our friend, Robert, on SuzyQ came over and helped us getr up both anchors and rode with us over to our mooring as the winds were still blowing like crazy. We were glad to have his helpand made it there safely without any problems. We went to the beach later that afternoon. Even though the winds continue to blow, we are still having great sunny weather. On Wednesday, our two other boat friends got moorings also. We went over to help Robert since he was nice to help us the day before. We had all planned to go to the Fisheries Fish Market for dinner when we all were on moorings to celebrate being off the anchorage. What a delicious seafood dinner. Nelson had stone crab claws and I had Mahi finger basket. Both were excellent! After getting back to the marina, Nelson and I decided it was a good time to do laundry. So, we came back to the boat and gathered three pillow cases to do. We had three machines going and finally finished and were back on the boat by 10:30. Glad to have that chore done. Thursday, we went to the beach with three other couples and two dogs. One of the dogs, a white lab named, Sidney, was chasing and swimming her toy through the water and fell in the water and cut a place on her cheek and also hurt her back leg. They are taking her to the vet Mon. to make sure she did not damage any bones. She loves to swim in the water and Abby, the boykin spaniel has learned to swim and fetch this week also. Nelson and I have enjoyed watching them both. Life is good here in Boot Key as we do something fun everyday and continue to meet new friends daily who enjoy being here as we do and also like being on the water on a boat of some kind. There are more than three hundred boats here either moored or anchored. Today, we had friends over for a good ole Smith's country sausage breakfast. Later, we went to a restaurant to celebrate Captain Jack's 90th birthday who has lived here in the harbor for over 30 years on his 29 ft. sailboat. He really doesn't look that old.We met him the first time we were here four years ago. After lunch, we walked to Publix and bought groceries as we were out of several items. We and another couple paid for a cab back to the Marina so we did not have to drag all the grocies back as it is a good mile or more there and we had walked enough for the day. Nelson and I stayed on our boat tonight and enjoyed doing nothing but being lazy. In fact, he is outside on the deck sound asleep now. Should I wake him up, or just let him sleep outside tonight???? Hope to start downloading some pictures tomorrow. Take care and let us hear from you!