Well, it has only taken us 3 ½ months but we have finally made it to The Keys. We pulled into Boot Key Harbor last Sunday (May 6th). The boating season here is slow so getting a mooring ball was no problem. With the mooring ball we have access to the amenities of the city marina which are really nice.
It took us 3 long days to get from Marco Island to Marathon. We anchored one night in Indian Pass and the second night in Little Shark River. Both anchorages were very pretty but they had fast moving currents and about a billion no-see-ums. We nearly lost our anchor in Little Shark River after snagging on what we believe was a huge rock. The anchor was recovered but isn’t quite as straight as it was.
We will be in Boot Key Harbor for several weeks. This is a very cruiser friendly community and we like it here a lot. We’ve found our favorite hang out just a short dingy ride away. They have live entertainment 7 days a week and pretty good food. We have lots of places and things to explore here so I’ll be sure to put up plenty of pictures of our ventures.