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Good-Bye Key West: Headed Up The Chain

We had to admit it: the time to leave Key West had arrived.  We planned our exit strategy and began the trek up the island chain.  On the road again.

Day 127, February 17, 2019

Yes, time to leave Key West.  While we had enjoyed our stay, we were ready to be on the move again.

Executing the departure was tricky.  We looked out a week and contemplated the weather patterns and stops along the way.  Both proved to be complicated, especially since the Miami Boat Show was looming large and a lot of boats seemed to have flooded into the keys to escape Miami.  Accommodations were in short supply. Continue reading Good-Bye Key West: Headed Up The Chain

Catching Up: Where Have We Been?

The long-overdue (and possibly temporary) post to fill in the last two missing months of cruising.  Pardon the much-too-lengthy post.

Days 56 – 84, December 9, 2018 – January 6, 2019

The last post was St. Augustine, which seems a lifetime ago.  An update is long overdue.  I would still like to complete detailed posts for each segment of our trip, and I may attempt to do that at a later date, but for now, I simply want to fill in the blanks to bring this record up to date.  To that end, I will use a broad-brush to simply document our path and the places we have visited.  This will cover our route from St. Augustine in early December, when the holidays were just grinding into gear, to our arrival in Key West just after the New Year.  2019 has arrived. Continue reading Catching Up: Where Have We Been?

Florida Keys after Hurricane Irma

This trip to Florida was essentially un-planned, so we had no reservations other than one we made in Key West a year ago.  We had made the reservation because we could cancel it without penalty, so why not?  Now, although Key West isn’t actually our favorite destination on the planet, it’s not so bad in February so to-Key-West-we-will-go.

The Keys were hit hard by Hurricane Irma last fall and we were curious about how they had fared. Continue reading Florida Keys after Hurricane Irma