Autumn Borne Cruising

CSY-44 Antigua - Hull 001

turle Hospital - Surgery day

06 March 2013 | Marathon FL
Dean - Nice but wind building
yesterday, most of the day, was “beach day”… We had planned the beach day with Cathy and Earl (s/v Seeker), then right at the last minute we stopped over to the s/v Elle and I (Elaine and Lawrence), and invited them…. And they came… so it was a nice group… hanging out on the beach at Sombrero…. WE took our swim goggles so we could do some proper swimming in the ocean...but the conversations were such that we never even got into the water... except for walking our stuff out to the dinghies....etc.

In the evening we were invited over to SEEKER for drinks, then we were to join Jill and Dave from the CSY s/v “Shabumi” for dinner at the Keys Fisheries…. ALL of which happened except for the drinks on SEEKER… We got there a little late, and just joined everyone taking off in their dinghies for the dock.
Great time at the Keys Fisheries…. Great sundown… and great conversations.

Today, (Wed), was “Turtle Hospital Day”. They have a wonderful facility here in Marathon that rescues sea turtles of all kinds from all over… but mostly from right here in the keys. The local vets volunteer, and today we got to see a turtle being operated on to remove fibrous tumors from his/her eyes, and head. Wonderful Work…. Wow… I’ll post some of the pictures on Facebook, and the webpage, later.
The tour takes about 1.5 hours, and is very informative… about the 7 most common species of sea turtles found on earth; all 7 of which are right here in the Keys, Gulf, and Caribbean.
We’ve often sailed up on sea turtles in the ocean… They love to have the sun warm them….as they’re reptiles and can’t regulate their own body temperatures…
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Vessel Name: Autumn Borne
Vessel Make/Model: CSY-44-Antigua
Hailing Port: Buffalo, New York
Crew: Dean and Susan Perry
About: Full time cruisers for 14 years, now. We cruise about 3500 nautical miles each season, from the top of the Hudson River (NY) to either the FL keys; the Bahamas; or the west side of FL, for the Winters.
Extra: Our CSY-44-Antigua is hull #001.
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