Our skin is brown, arm hair blonde like when we were kids. Sweat constantly beads on my chin and mustache. After a long day in the sun and a cool shower, I rub coconut oil into my skin to seal in Vitamin D. Sometimes I smell myself :)
We make friends easily here is Boot Key. We help out fellow cruisers at the drop of a hat. We seek out the best happy hours in town. We learn new crafts. We make plans to visit other cruisers' boats. To hear their stories. To share tales.
We take salt water rinses right from the boat when our skin is soaked in sunscreen. We swim to our friend's boat to chat about upcoming plans. We try to use the stove as little as possible. I sip my morning coffee in the cockpit as slowly as possible.
We pause for sunsets. We easily find time to read books. We never tire of seeing dolphins swimming through the harbor. The days are going by so quickly.
Here are some photos of our last week. It's a bit packed with info so take a pause...We've had some fun!
|Dinner with my new friend, The Boat Galley!|
|Driving to the Dockside Bar|
|Dinner with our 2006 Bahamas friends, Mendocino Queen|
We polished off our day excursion with happy hour dinner and drinks, live music and another lovely sunset at Lorelei Cabana Bar & Restaurant. On our way back to Marathon, we witnessed the south-bound bus speed by us as we were casually walking to the bus stop. OOPS! The next bus would arrive 2 hours later...we thumbed it for about 1 hour and miraculously, a friendly local pulled over and drove us 35 miles south back to Marathon. We jammed to Fleetwood Mac the entire ride. Thanks again, Joe! My first hitchhiking experience was a complete success!
|A wonderful donation-based rehabilitation center|
|So happy to see this refreshing local establishment!|
|4 beers offered - all great summer sipping beers|
|Welcome to Lorelei Cabana Bar & Restaurant!|
Hookah Snorkeling (aka SNUBA) at Sombrero Reef with friends on C-Soul:
And a HUGE thank you to Sunny who made new slipcovers for Aletheia's settee cushions. I picked out this fabric, took measurements and photos and gave Sunny the material. My wonderfully talented mother-in-law did an AMAZING job! What a difference a little color makes too!
|Bright fabric ready to assemble|
|Old dull settee slipcovers|
|Getting excited to see how they fit|
|A beautiful fit!|
I should have done this many moons ago! So pretty to see her rails shine! Who knew that Brasso & Flitz would be my new favorite cleaning brands!
|Bow rail before|
|Bow rail after!|
Jenn & Nate