Saturday, February 23, 2013

Leaving Marathon

We are on our way to Key West and are leaving this afternoon to start our journey.

We have many fond memories of this place and will be coming back to wait for our weather window to cross to the Bahamas.

In the meantime we are going to visit Key West and visit with some very good friends then onto the Dry Tortugas.

We rented a car this week to start our provisioning and after over $1000.00 worth of food we are hoping to feed ourselves for 3-4 months.

We will see.












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Nicholas and Samantha have both been learning to drive the Dinghy.

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

More video the kids fishing



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Hard to believe it is winter

Nicholas asked the other day, "When is it going to be winter?". 

Nick and Sam help work on the boat.






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We told him this is winter.
It has been warm and recently a heat wave of 80's in the daytime and 70's at night.
There is a cold front moving in but expected low will be in the 60's and it is only going to last 2 days.

In the meantime we spend time at the beach, in the library for school so we can have air conditioning and install the water maker. 

We are all enjoying our time here in Boot Key Harbor.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

The Beatiful Keys

We are about 2 weeks in to our month stay in Marathon, Florida.  The weather is unbelievably warm and sunny almost every day.
Paul has been up the mast to change our anchor light and took some great photos and the kids are enjoying the beach, the library and especially fishing with Paul.

Here are some new pictures to enjoy.

This was taken from the mast of our boat.




Samantha and Froggy enjoy watching PBSKids.

The beginning of the bimini project.  Taping it into position for the patterning material.



Cutting out the fabric.







Then sewing it together.

We stay on the boat and enjoy the sunshine.



More sewing.

Almost done.  A few more adjustments.


DONE!!! Yea!!


We now feel like we have a whole new room added to our boat.  This bimini project turned out so nice we might try building a new dodger to match.