Day 180 Key West

On March 10th. the East winds were still blowing strong.  A wind of force 5 on the Beaufort scale (17-21 knots or 20–24 mph) is known as a “Fresh Breeze”.  For us on Nautoncall it means stay put. Especially if it is going to create a beam sea.

We had hoped to take the boat to Key West and take a mooring ball for a bit.  Then we found that there is a regular bus from Marathon to Key West, for only $4. and a 2 hour ride, So at $2/hr. how can you have any more fun on a day when boating is not an option?

We didn’t know where to start, but when we saw ship masts we got off the bus.



The Harbor looked like a good place to explore.

It is a busy harbor, with Cruise Ships, Tour boats, Sport Fishing and yachts.

Key West was everything we expected it would be, Southern architecture,

Historical Landmarks,
And of course, Bars

We wanted to go to the Hemingway House to see the six toed cats.

But there was a big lineup and I hate lineups.  (In hindsight, maybe it was a good thing to avoid a line)
We had a nice lunch on a patio with live entertainment

If you are in Key West you have to go to the “Southernmost Point”. 










We did have a short wait in line to get the iconic tourist picture.




Then we were on the bus for the ride back to Marathon. It was a bit of a whrilwind tour at best. It did whet my appetite to bring the boat here and stay a few days. We didn’t get to see Key West at night which Bill tells me “that’s when it comes to life”
On the way back to Marathon we spotted this Secret Agent Spy Balloon hovering in mid air.





Someone on the bus said “It has super cameras on board and they use it to track boats coming in from offshore.
Too bad it couldn’t see what was really coming…





























Don McCulloch
1 Comment
  • Ron Vanos
    Posted at 21:58h, 30 March Reply

    We have been following along since you guys left, it looks like it has been an awesome adventure, Nice to see you made it to KW, might be our favourite place in the world. This is a really unfortunate interruption and we hope you guys are home and safe!

    Jean & Ron

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