Great downwind sailing...
12 March 2011 | Rodriguez Key next to Key Largo
10-15 knots wind, sunny with a few light clouds
At anchor north of Rodriguez Key next to Key Largo after a wonderful day's downwind sail on the genoa from Caesar's Creek. I could kill the sail maker who did not get us our new cruising spinnaker as promised. Today was absolutely perfect for it, and we were quite jealous of another cruiser who was flying one.
We took a very long dinghy ride into Lake Largo to hunt up Calypso, a Cuban/Spanish restaurant recommended by our sailing friend Robyn. We first found a Tiki Bar at the Pilot House and ended up eating lunch there. Then we found Calypso, but as expected all the good specialties were only on the dinner menu. Too bad.
Also took a fruitless though healthful mile plus long walk looking for a small grocery. Alas, the Keys are not the Bahamas where small stores are almost everywhere and the supermarket was another four miles round trip, so we returned to the dinghy for the long downwind ride to Alizee empty handed. Next stop we'll try again.