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North America » United States » Florida » Keys » Marathon June 20th 2015

H9HBonjour à tous Il y a 11 mois j'étais au bout de la route (goudronnée) à Fairbanks Alaska. Aujourd'hui je suis à Key West Floride, également au bout de la route, aux deux points les plus diamétralement opposés, des USA, par la route. A vol d'oiseau 6500 km. par la route, 8200 km. Ce matin bonne nouvelle, je peux conserver la chambre, j'étais sur liste d'attente, et la réceptionniste m'applique le prix de la semaine. Ce qui fait comme prévu, je peux aller à Key West et revenir, tranquille sans me prendre la tête, à chercher un hôtel dans l'après midi. Key West est à seulement 80 km de Marathon, mais il faut prévoir, 1h½ à 2h de route selon le trafic. Je ne mettrais qu'une heure et ¼, on est samedi et en partant peu ... read more
c'est aussi ca les Keys
sympa !
Esrnest Hemingway Housse

North America » United States » Florida » Keys » Marathon June 19th 2015

Bonjour à tous. Hier je vous parlais de ma soirée de la veille, et de la classe des gens que j' avais vu. Hier au soir je me suis aventuré un peu plus loin, dans "Art Déco", et là je n'ai pas vu tout à fait la même chose. Sur Océan Drive, il y a toujours le défilé des voitures, peu ordinaires, mais sur les trottoirs, pas vraiment la même clientèle. En Québécois je dirais "pas de classe". Je me suis refait un resto italien, en terrasse, et je n'ai vu passé que du mauvais goût. Plus c'est trash plus ca doit plaire. Principalement les filles. Plus elles sont grosses et laides, plus en mettent. Des tatouages partout, des sous-tifs qui débordent de tout ce qu'ils peuvent, des shorts pires que moulants. En un mot que ... read more
un pont entre les îles
cela aussi j'aime bien
là c'est les palmiers que j'aime

North America » United States » Florida » Keys » Key West February 15th 2015

Day 5: Kit Ship's Log--Weather: Partly Cloudy, Temps Forecast around 70, Wind north at 15 knots--Sick Bay Report: Dan recovered from cold, Marilyn NOW has the head cold, Capt. Steve back pain slightly better. Last Day at Sea. Since this would be our last day of sailing and we had to drive to Hawks Cay Resort near Marathon Key this evening, we told Capt. Steve that we wanted to get back to the marina around 3:00. That meant we would only get 2 delicious meals from Kathy today. Capt. Steve suggested that we sail to the south to get a full sailing experience since the north wind we've had all week persisted. Marilyn now has Dan's cold just as he has gotten rid of it, as I note in the log. Poor girl. First she has ... read more
Kathy Helming the Boat
Sea Turtle

North America » United States » Florida » Keys » Marathon February 15th 2015

Capt. Steve got us back to Stock Island Marina right on time at 3:00PM and we made the one hour trip to Hawks Cay. Jan and I stayed here for ten days a couple winters ago and really enjoyed it. It's on its own little key called Duck Key. Also friends of mine from my golf course, Old Oak, Angelo and Kelly were married here last year and everyone who attended loved it. We were booked into the Sunset Villas area of the resort. It was a two story condo with LARGE bedrooms or maybe they just seemed that big after 4 nights on the boat. Our back porch had a very nice view and we brought our drinks out there to watch the sunset. After the sun set, we all felt too tired to venture ... read more
First Sunset at Hawks Cay
First Sunset at Hawks Cay
At The Pool

North America » United States » Florida » Keys » Key West February 14th 2015

Day 4: Kit Ship's Log--Weather: forecast to be partly cloudy, high around 70 with northerly winds and 2 foot seas--Sick Bay Report: Captain Steve still bent over with back pain, Dan's cold almost gone, Bob's right shoulder still hurting and useless. It's Valentine's Day! This morning during our daily briefing with Capt. Steve, we all decided on going back to Stock Island for the evening. Tomorrow would be our last day of sailing. Capt. Steve had other suggestions, but we wanted to walk around on land again. Kathy provided another great breakfast before we got going. We were able to go under sail again. It really is peaceful. On the way, we passed by a very pretty island where they filmed the old TV show, McHale's Navy, starring Ernest Borgnine. It's one of the shows I ... read more
Relaxing On Deck
On Deck

Day 2--Kit Ship Log--Weather: Partly Cloudy High around 70, Wind and Seas to get High-Sick Bay Report: Dan Still Has Cold, Bob' s Shoulder still Unusable. As explanation for those who don't know, my right shoulder is screwed up from a snowmobile accident in which I hit a large deer a couple weeks ago. It was better a few days ago, but for some reason, the pain flared up again. After a breakfast of huevos rancheros, we received our weather briefing from Capt. Steve. The forecast was for increasing winds from the north and seas of 3 feet in the afternoon. If we were to go to the Dry Tortugas, we would be returning the following day and that forecast was for even rougher seas. So after some discussion, we decided we would sail back to ... read more
Leaving the Marquesas
Crew Getting Ready to Help Deploy the Sails
Captain and Crew Raising the Sails

North America » United States » Florida » Keys January 30th 2015

Booked out of our little apartment this morning and headed down The Keys early for lunch, great trip down, lovely lunch at Wahoos on the water in Islamorada between Key Largo and Key West - such a gorgeous spot on the water overlooking a little marina with the resident pelicans giving us a little show. Then drove back up to Fort Lauderdale to book into our Hilton Hotel, its about 400 metres from the ship terminal so just sit back and relax tonight, John taken our car back to Airport, so all set. Very nice the Hilton lady gave us an upgrade to a water view room and gave us a complimentary coupon for internet, so there are some lovely people around! We have officially driven 3,187 miles 5,099 klms, John has done an absolutely wonderful ... read more

North America » United States » Florida » Keys January 11th 2015

Today was a bit of a slow one.... Took a leisurely drive back to Peterson's Harley Davidson shop which was about an hours ride away from Key Largo. We enjoyed the ride and reluctantly handed back the keys and said a sad goodbye to the Road Glide - till next time. It was lunch time by the time we were finished at the dealership - next up we had some last minute cruise shopping which needed to be completed today. Both of us had to find good shoes to wear on the formal nights. We had previously purchased our fancy clothing for the formal nights back in Fort Lauderdale but haven't had time to search for shoes. Well it's never easy when you have so much choice. The shopping took a little longer than we intended ... read more
bye bye ole girl
Judy on her granny chair
ring the bell

North America » United States » Florida » Keys January 10th 2015

Well today was a special day - picking up our Harley Davidson rental from Peterson's South Harley Deslership. This is a big store but not nearly as great as we expected. Have to say Our dealership in Brisbane Australia still wins hands down when it comes to customer service. For the next two days we will ride around on a 2015 road glide special. Cost was $404 for the bike hire which includes full insurance ( mad if you don't take it). The bike is super with all the bells and whistles - such a great way to discover the Keys. Geoff handled the bike like a pro and the pillion seat was real comfy for me! Geoff was also talking to one of the sales guys about the new Ultra Limited Low. He said they ... read more
the Harley Davidson Road Glide Special 2015 model
2015 Ultra Limited Low (Lowered 3 inches)
Street 750

North America » United States » Florida » Keys January 10th 2015

Our planned ride to Key West went ahead although early morning weather didn't look so promising. The ride out to Key West was a rather cold one - skies were overcast and we just kept hoping that the rain would stay away. Despite being cold the ride was amazing. It's a bucket list trip and it didn't let us down. Driving through so many keys with so many bridges with never ending views of ocean was simply gorgeous. We crossed The Seven Mile Bridge which is a famous bridge in the Florida Keys. It connects Knight's Key (part of the city of Marathon, Florida) in the Middle Keys to Little Duck Key in the Lower Keys. Seven Mile Bridge was among the longest bridges in the world when it was built and it is one of ... read more
Harley store - Key West
Historic homes transformed into restaurants
The Smallest Bar in Duval Street

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