"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

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Last days in Banana Bay

Last evening there was a spectacular sky at sunset here @ Banana Bay.  The sun will not set over Florida Bay until the end of March as it moves a bit more to the North, so we will miss an actual sun set on the water at our marina, but the orange and pink hues in the sky were truly beautiful. We should be in a perfect position at the next marina in Islamorada to view the sun dipping into the water.

On Monday we will leave all the wonderful people we have met here @ Banana Bay in Marathon, and move up to Islamorada.  It is only about 38 miles north of here, we will stay at Plantation Yacht Harbor, another great marina.  Some of our friends that we have traveled with in the past are  there, and it will be fun to catch up.  Our schedule should allow us to stay there for the month of March.  Still wondering where the warm weather is. High today was 65, with off and on rain.

The happy hour is breaking up, it's dusk and getting colder.


Anonymous said...

Hi Uncle Jim & Aunt Mary!!
The sunset looks very pretty! I will have to come down and see one myself!!! I really miss you. Have fun!
Katie :)

Anonymous said...

I'm still wondering where the warm weather is also. We were blasted by a lot of snow which has not let up yet. I even had to stay home on Friday because of deep snow in my driveway. bah humbug!
Love Junie

Anonymous said...

Hi Sailors,
Beautiful pix. Snow melting here as temps have been a bit warmer. But last week we were having a snowstorm. So this is March and it can be testy. But at least the hope of spring is closer. Glad you are having a good time. Think of you often.

Ebb and Flo said...

It was over a week before your slip was filled at Banana Bay. We will be leaving here next weekend. Maybe we'll pass you along the way. Hope all is good.
Alex and Cindy, Tug Hill Tug

Jan VPB said...

Jim & Mary, just checking in and noticed you might still be in Islamorada. Good fun places to go; Worldwide Sportsman’s Zane Grey Lounge, Oceanview Sports Bar with great bartender Gloria as she might still work there, regardless still a good local spot with the Pittsburgh football memorabilia along with Smugglers Cove as another spot. Morada Bay Beach Café for beautiful sunsets and island atmosphere. Two great restaurants, Old Tavernier and upscale Marker 88. Then there’s Rumrunners Island Bar at Holiday Isle with Trapper, a Hemmingway look-a-like. Boy you are bringing back some memories of some great place and good friends, if it wasn’t for the snow melting away, I would be getting a ticket. Glad to hear all is going great and you are truly enjoying your adventure.
Jan, Vermilion Power Boats