|February 2009 - Florida - Pg 2|
|Welcome to the Florida Keys...|
|Heading down the "inside" Florida Bay route. Not quite the clarity of the Bahamas, but the color was pretty amazing!|
|A not-so-shallow-draft cruiser leaving an impressive sand wake as he passed us.|
|02/19/09 - 12 noon - Dep. Dinner Key Marina
Decided to take the "inside / Florida Bay" route
4:45 PM - Arr: Key Largo, FL (Temp 82*)
Gilbert's Family Paradise Island Resort (!)
02/20/09 - 10:15 AM - Dep. Paradise Island
2:15 PM - Arr: Isla Morada, Upper Matecumbe
Key, FL - Lorelei's Restaurant dock
We're in the Keys now! Sunset celebration in progress!
02/21/09 - 11:15 AM - Dep. Isla Morada Yacht Basin
2:00 PM - Arr: Boot Key Harbor, Marathon, FL
said Hi to Walkers aboard PDQ ThomKat
Met up with Tuschicks aboard PDQ Heron,
we all got together for dinner at Burdines.
|The Log of Sno' Dog Continues... Onward to the
|After a couple nights in (very upscale) Coconut Grove, we headed south into Biscayne Bay. Taking advantage of our shoal draft, we decided on the "inside" Florida Bay route to the Keys.|
|Henry & Madison enjoying the first of many Keys sunsets.|
|Snow dog, Madison in her favorite cruising position!|
|Sunset celebrations are big in the Keys! This is Lorelei's Restaurant in Islamorada. A great "island band" entertained us.|
|02/22/09 - Stayed at Marathon Marina. Another PDQ
get together, this time aboard Sno' Dog with
Tuschicks, Walkers & Spiers of Pea Kay
02/23/09 - Again in Marathon. We went by boat with the
Tuschicks to the Key Coloney Beach home of
PDQ 34-101 owners Ben Scotkin & Joyce Brewer.
Their PDQ is named Feline Purrfect, but they also
have a 34' Glacier Bay powercat, Feline Better!
|The NAUTILIMO water limo at Lorelei's in Islamorada.|
|As always, you can click on the small photos to see them bigger.|
|What's going on here? Birds aligned in perfect rows!|
|A view of the Overseas Highway (US Rte 1) from Florida Bay - between Long Key & Duck Key|
|Madison & Sno' Dog arriving in Marathon|
|Tom Walker shows off his 2-tailed-cat logo aboard ThomKat|
|PDQ-owner get-together at Burdines Restaurant in Marathon|
|. Nancy making guacamole in preparation for a PDQ
. sunset get-together aboard Sno' Dog - see photos below
(Mouse over above photo to see Nancy doing same thing 25 yrs ago!)
|Sunset guacamole rendezvous aboard Sno' Dog. Left-to-right: Anice (ThomKat), Kathy (Pea Kay), Tom Walker (ThomKat), Dick (Heron),
Phil (Pea Kay), Carol (Heron), Nancy & Madison (Sno' Dog)
|The party continues as the light fades...|
|click on photo to see larger|
|PDQ owner Ben Scotkin aboard his Glacier Bay powercat|
|Ben & Joyces's license plate, their PDQ is hull No. 101|
|Yet another sunset! Seems like a daily occurrence here in Marathon.|
|The Holy Grail of sunset watchers, the illusive Green Flash caught on film!|
|Nancy & Madison with a group of sunset watchers/conch horn blowers
in the background.
|2/24/09 - Lots of photos and not much travel log
as we hang out in Marathon and
schmooz with friendly PDQ people!
Happy/Joyeux/Feliz Mardi Gras!
|So many sunsets, and we haven't even been to Key West yet!|
|02/25/09 - Because of strong NE winds, we rented
a car and drive down to Key West.
Click here to see our photos of Key West