Lorelei's Restaurant in Islamorada is fun place to hang out.  We
enjoyed the food, the live music and the
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Cruising the Florida Keys
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02-10-10 - 12 noon - Dep Gilbert's Key Largo - wind NW 15
.                3:00 PM - Arr: Islamorada Yacht Basin &
                     Lorelei's Restaurant,
Islamorada, FL
Only a few slips here, great spot! (Grocery store nearby)
                  Today:  19.7 n mi  -   3.0 eng hrs  
Cruising south in Buttonwood Sound on the west side of Key Largo.  Parts of Florida Bay have Bahamas-like turquoise water.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - Today was sunny with temps in the seventies and winds out of the NW at 15 kts.
Perfect for cruising south on the Florida Bay side of the Keys - but not for heading to the Bahamas.
The unmarked entrance to Lorelei's can be tough to find.
Drinks & dinner at Lorelei's - outside in Islamorada.
Back on the boat, we watched TV news coverage of
Snowmaggedon 2, the blizzard hitting the Atlantic East Coast.
The Florida Keys have a cold wave warning too, temps may
drop into the low 50's here tonight. Burrr!
02-11-10 - Stayed in Islamorada - sunny, cool, wind NW 15
     Replaced port-side bilge pump - after a hose leak...
     See full story on
Maintenance & Repair Page
                           (Scroll down to bottom of page)

02-12-10 - 10:15 AM - Dep Islamorada - fair 72°, wind SE 15
         hugged coast to keep calm seas as winds picked up
           1:00 PM - Arr:
Marathon, FL - 76°, wind SSE 20
              Docked at Marathon Marina - near "Cats Away"
                      Today: 31.8 n mi.  -  3.0 eng hrs
Aneurysm in aft-deck shower hose floods bilge!
The colorful SS Sparrow sailing on Florida Bay.
The view from Sno' Dog at Marathon Marina - that PDQ is Cats Away
Sno' Dog fitted snugly into a Marathon Marina slip.
Right now (Friday evening) there's a rip-roaring cold front
passing through the Keys. We have gale warnings, winds
forecast to top 45 knots!  But we're snug and comfortable here.  
Monday does appear to offer a possible window for a Gulf
Stream crossing, but we've decided to bag it and cruise the Keys.
Marathon Marina offers a good weekly rate ($1/ft/nt), so we've
signed in for a week.  We plan to rent a car and possibly make a
run North to see
our kids and grand-kids who will be visiting
next week in Jensen Beach.
The log of Sno' Dog will continue, stay tuned...
Meanwhile, thanks for those tips on our shower
hose problem - which has now been fixed.
Maintenance & Repairs for full story.)
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Friday, 02-19-10 - We're back on Sno' Dog in Marathon, FL
02-20-10 - 10:30 AM - Dep Marathon - fair 68°, wind NE 12
            11:30 AM - Arr: Bahia Honda - lunch stop
              2:30 PM - Arr:
Key West - Key West Bight Marina
                           Today: 41.5 n mi.  -  3.7 eng hrs
The narrow entrance into Bahia Honda Marina -
but we had no trouble getting in.
Near Bahia Honda, this unusual-looking DSe Hybrid powercat
Sunshine came by.  Also, that bridge in the foreground  
is part of the old railroad bridge built by Henry Flagler, the
first Overseas Highway was built on top of the RR bridge!
In the Bahia Honda Marina, we spotted this strange-looking
Cargile Cutter Cabin Cruiser.  With it's 8-foot beam, it's easily
trailerable, yet it is a comfortable live-aboard boat.  For more
info on this unique boat,
Click Here.
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