31 January 2013 | Key Biscayne to Elliott key and back
We had a great visit with Jason, we picked him up at a boat launch in Miami beach at 1030 AM on 24 Jan and went straight to the boat, pulled the anchor and cruised to Dinner Key where we spent the night. On the 25th, we cruised to Elliott Key which was very nice. the water was crystal clear, we swam some, kayaked and walked on the beach. Jason and I spent some time under the boat replacing the shaft Zinc, the boat was in 5 feet of water and we essentially stood on the bottom and wedged ourselves against the bottom of the boat to take off the old zinc and replace it.
The weather for his entire visit was perfect, 80 degrees, breezy and sunny. Jason tanned up nicely. Kayaking was fun, saw some fish and Bessie saw a 5 foot Hammer Head Shark, I saw but not as good as Bessie, it was swimming right alongside her Kayak about 10 feet off toward the beach.
We the cruised to No Name Harbor, a state park bay on Key Biscayne, stayed here for two days on a weekend which was a bad move but we endured all the Miami ans and their partying. They generally quieted down after 10 so we slept well. After here, we moved back to where we picked Jason up and bid farewell. We returned to No Name and will be heading South to the Keys sometime this weekend (Weather permitting). All systems are working fine, making water, and enjoying the lifestyle; it is quite nice. Took some pics, they are on Flickr (I actually took more than I have been, hard to believe)