Anyways, despite the marina issues we had a great last week in KW enjoying the rest of the Songwriters Festival and hanging with all of our friends. Drinks out on the sunset pier with new musicians to hear,
listening to Freebo at the Galleon tiki hut with Jill, Brett, Nancy and Bob (several of our last remaining dockmates - we'll miss you guys tons!!),
watching the Cavs/Celtics with Brett of hardcore Cavs fame, saying rounds of goodbyes to Caroline and Lindsay at GH's, Patty at the Hogfish, Wendy and Vicki at Schooners etc and one final show listening to Scott and Dave followed by our last drinks in KW with Scott at Louie's Backyard - somehow that seemed so fitting!!!
The first day out under beautiful skies and peaceful seas on our way to Marathon, Doug got the call that he had gotten the job - good news, bad news....the bad news was they wanted him to start today which meant our leisurely steam up the Keys had become a mission to get here, get settled and get ready to re-enter the real world. Despite not having the time to dawdle, we anchored outside of Marathon and enjoyed a wonderful sunset and dinner under the stars! We had missed this about cruising!!!
The trip up to Coconut Grove was amazing - we lucked out on having three truly gorgeous traveling days which even Bootise didn't mind too much (although she was very glad once we got tied up and the "house" stopped moving!!)Cruising Through the Hawk Channel with the Skyline of Miami in the Distance
The marina we are in is HUGE - 582 slips - so not the real cozy liveaboard feel we had in KW despite the inept management there - we did meet one liveaboard on our dock yesterday, Bruce, who welcomed us to the neighborhood.
The Gate to Our Dock on Pier 1