OK...so we are finally out of Key West. Kind of a good news bad news story. We really like it there...but after years in the Air Force and the many moves, we have this thing about liking it everywhere we've been. Attitude...and the cruising life kind of fits. We have realized that we have to stay at least a couple days everywhere we go. Soon after setting foot on the Dingy Dock, we meet people, and see things we really want to explore and get to know better. All pretty fun.
The trip here was just a slog...motoring (capital "M") to weather. We did outguess the weather men a bit in that they predicted east...we said it has to be a little south east...and good that it was. Steadied the ride and we did get a little "lift" off the flattened mainsail. The folks at the city dock operating the moorings here are wonderfully helpful and the facilities great for cruisers. There was a moment of excitement upon announcing our draft at just over six foot..resulted in a mooring assignment exactly 50 foot off the main channel...just enough room to swing. What's down the road? Well, we see a chance to head north to cooler weather via some south, southeast winds and don't want to miss it. We'll have to update you when it gets closer and we make the call.
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