"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you
didn't do, than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away
from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.

Explore. Dream. Discover."

-Mark Twain

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Everglades City to Marathon

Everglades City was interesting, we stayed at a luxury motor coach resort and marina.  They just opened last year and only had about 5 RVs there.  There were only  4 boats in the marina, a bit strange, but it was a nice place.  We went on a air boat ride through the everglades and mangroves, too cold to see any alligators.

We left the Everglades on Saturday to head to our winter destination, Banana Bay in Marathon.  Our ride over was perfect, the Gulf was as flat as can be, the temps were in the 70's and it was partly sunny.  It took about 5 hours, which brought us into the marina around 2:45 on Saturday. Plenty of time to get settled and meet some people.

The pictures show the Gulf as we were crossing on Saturday, the water seems to run into the clouds.  The other two pictures show the marina, Banana Bay,  our home for the next 5 weeks, and the view we will be looking at. There is also a in ground pool and hot tub here.  It should be a very relaxing 5 weeks.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

OK, so I am just green with envy! WOW what a great view for 5 weeks! Let's see can you say, waiter, bring me a margherita, followed by a pina colada and drive it home with a daiquiri?! OK Jim so you'll say, chile cervasa por fe vorh!!! I know my spanish needs work!
Have a blast. Enjoy the view and the great weather! Remember the sunscreen!