Marco Island to Marathon

Marathon - Florida Keys

Marathon - Florida Keys

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.

Logan doing laundry before leaving Marco Island

Logan doing laundry before leaving Marco Island

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.

Bent anchor

Bent anchor - Who says a 30hp Yanmar doesn't have power?

 

Little Shark River

Little Shark River

 

Little Shark River (Everglades) at sunset.

 

Little Shark River (Everglades) Sunrise

Little Shark River (Everglades) Sunrise

 

Boot Key Harbor Mooring Field

Boot Key Harbor Mooring Field

 

Boot Key Harbor City Marina (Where Logan spends a lot of her time)

Boot Key Harbor City Marina (Where Logan spends a lot of her time)

 

Super moon shining over Boot Key Harbor

Super moon shining over Boot Key Harbor

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.

 

7 thoughts on “Marco Island to Marathon

  1. Beautiful pictures. Your trip is a operator shelter hot topic right now. The new guys find it hard to believe you actually did. We don’t. Enjoy and be safe, we are all watching awaiting our departure.

  2. Lol, Hey guys. It’s strange, I retired from Valero about 6 months ago and I often times forget I ever worked there. I still remember all my friends of course but I forgot I had a job. Actually it only took about a month for that to happen. Rehabbing from employment is particularly easy.

    The view of the world and life specifically, change with age. Young guys see a whole different picture than those of us who have aged a bit.

    But the really interesting thing about life is that we are all given the same amount of time each day. This is handed to everybody without regard to race, gender, age, social status, fame, wealth or any other label the world would like to put on us.

    Every day, everybody receives 24 hours. How a person decides to spend their 24 hours is up to them.

    I guess I decided that I would like to spend my 24 hours doing this than working at Valero.

    Take care everybody and be safe and I wish everybody success in achieving their own great escape.

  3. Loved the shot of Logan doing her laundry. I went out earlier to move the water hose around and I heard a noice which sounded like your dad was moving bricks around. I came in the house looking for him and he was in the office. I told him what I heard and he went out did’t see anything came back in and realized he had’t checked to see if he had killed a rat over night. Low and behold we had accidently locked the turtle in the shed and it was banging on the door to get out. The big one that hises at Logan.
    Mom

    • The laundry mat was a long walk so she opted to do laundry in the manual machine. Poor Mr. Turtle! I bet he doesn’t go back in there again.

  4. Wow! You’re in the Keys! Very cool! Which hangout is it that you like?

    So, when/are you coming to the Bahamas? We thought we’d head up to the Abacos in a couple of weeks and do some exploring there, as we kind of went south of it coming in, and we really like the Abacos (from last time)… so, you coming? The good part is, it’s beautiful and friendly (and we’d totally love to see you!), and you can always shoot back to the States if there’s a hurricane coming :-)

  5. Madison and Logan are counting down the days! Madison is SO excited to come spend some time with ya’ll. Logan put some pictures on Facebook yesterday of the two of them on one of the trips. The one when Mad feel through the glass door! I am sending her with her insurance card and bubble wrap. Madison kept talking about the pics and saying ” I can not wait until Tuesday”. Thanks for having her come visit.

    • We are very glad that Madison is able to join us. Good call with the insurance card. Hopefully the bubble wrap will prevent us from having to use it. lol