Published: March 24th 2010March 24th 2010
Saw these kids sailing through the harbor in this neat long boat.
March 21 Day 14 Marathon
We are still tied up to the City Marina and it’s time to get the laundry done. Since no one has volunteered to do it for us we went to work and had clean cloths by noon. While doing our laundry we met more people from Wisconsin. Pat Duffy is from Portage and Steve Krug is from north of Eau Claire. They are on a catamaran and do some chartering. http://www.pasadisefoundsailing.com
We then loaded up some ice in the ice box, pumped out the holding tank and headed out. We made a short trip to the West end of the anchorage and dropped the hook. It was then nap time. Cooked salmon on the grill for dinner.
March 22 Day 15 Marathon to Bahia Honda to Marathon 20 miles traveled
The wind has been from the NW for for the past couple of days. Since we will be heading north and a little west it isn’t the best conditions to leave. The forecast has the wind shifting to the east on the 24th so we will spend a few more days in this area. We had heard that Bahia Honda is
Enjoying the sun.
a beautiful place and we shouldn’t miss going there. Even though there were small craft advisories out, we set sail for Bahia Honda. Wind was 15 mph and there was a 2 ft ocean swell. Great conditions for a sail. We tried to reach an anchorage on the NE end of the Island but found shallow water and turned around. We did anchor about ¼ mile off the beach and watched the rollers crash on to shore. After some lunch and a nap we sailed back to Marathon and had another great meal on Amber Lee. This time it was kielbasa, salad, potatoes and peas.
March 23 Day 16
When we started this trip we left the dock as 2 young men. Today we have one young man and one old man aboard. Wayne turned 65 today.
We have run out of propane for the grill and fuel for the stove. That means no morning coffee and we can not sail without our morning coffee. We pulled into Banana Bay Marina http://www.bananabay.com/
on the west side of Marathon to spend the night. We walked across the street to Home Depot and got our stove fuel and propane.
Rick braved the cool waters in his wet suit.
We will be happy sailors now. We will leave early in the morning to make the 40 miles crossing of Florida Bay. The wind is suppose to be from the east which will let us do some sailing. The area we will be in the next several days is wilderness so there won’t be any blogs for a few days.
There are more photos below