We are back in Key West where we have already hung out for a month. We have managed to sail out to Boca Grande(15 miles away) and up to Fort Myers Beach. We spent time with John’s brother Jim and Eva who sail their 31 foot Corsair each winter around the Florida waters. They sail much faster than we do.
We found a good anchorage spot west of Mallory Square(for those of you who have visited here). We have observed many gorgeous sunsets from there and off of our boats The sunset cruise boats seem to be making a good living off the tourists anyway.
We have had lots of fun with our Michigan buddies (Steve and Sarah T) from many years ago. They had been very hospitable to us and have allowed us to share their beautiful old home as well as park our trusty bikes there instead of taking them back to the boat everyday.
Imagine us slow sailor going 30 mph over skinny water(anything less than 7 feet is skinny to us) and the thrill of it all. We went with Steve and Sarah for a daytrip on their “panga” fishing boat. We went to a deserted cay north and west of Key West some 15 miles or so. It was beautiful and fun.
Did I say relaxing too??
We saw manatee as well.
It has not been all play as boat repairs and maintainence had to be done. Laundry, groceries and books that needed reading. Anyone feeling sorry for us? No it has been a good and relaxing stop.
Key West Race Week was the third week of January so we were able to watch several days of racing just south of the island. We did see many Michigan sailors participating including DeVos’s.
We made lots of friends of island residents too. Here are some of the more photogenic ones.
We made new people friends too but we forget to photograph them.
So I will now publish this and attempt to do another post for the Fort Myers Week with Johns family.