WE almost to Marathon, be there tomorrow afternoon. Left Dinner Key this morning at 7:30 am, motored/sailed until 5:45 pm, a 10 hour day. Found a mooring ball just off Indian Key. It has a little history.
Is a small island that had 20 some people living on it in 1840. They were wreckers, ie they salvaged stuff off ships that got wrecked on the reefs. At the end of the 1840s the Seminole Indians attacked the island and killed 16 people on it. Since then it is deserted and now is a state park. You can go to a talk on Friday, Sat and Sunday. Park rangers give tours. Think we will skip it this time so we can get down to Marathon before it gets too late in the afternoon.
Now it is Friday morning and we are on our way to Marathon under sail power only. Only the main sail and the jib re furling line as a spot where the splice is that prevents it from going through one of the guides. Have to get the line spliced again Also have to get the back head water leaked fixed.
Here are some pictures.
Joy got her hair cut short for the Bahamas and enjoyed a cup of Cuban coffee at the same time.
I am enjoying a downloaded book from the Cuyahoga County Library system. We do a lot of reading and playing gin rummy at night. No TV and we are using up our Web bandwidth too fast this month.
Sunset at Indian Key last night.
On to Marathon for repairs and spending time with friends