Off to Marco Island, FL
17 January 2021 | Fleming Key, Key West, FL
It is time to move. Carl and Debi left us on Thursday and are back in Miami staging to cross to the Bahamas. I think they are awaiting the weather and the COVID testing requirements before they transit the Atlantic for Bimini or Great Harbour. Greg, Jaxon and I will head up the Western shore of Florida today but we will make an overnight passage to Marco Island, as transiting the Everglades, while intriguing, is a pretty bug infested area and we are not sure we are ready for that.
We have enjoyed Key West and have remained pretty much to ourselves. One thing is certain.....there is no such thing as buddy boating with COVID. It is not like going to the Bahamas and saying let’s have a party aboard and invite three or more couples. Now you stay to yourself with the occasional couple you know like Carl and Debi or John and Joanne. You don’t go inviting trouble. But.....we are enjoying the food in the area with outdoor dining on occasion......usually an appetizer or a lunch. I will say we did the shrimp and lobster pizza TWICE at Keys Best Pizza! It was AMAZING. Other than that, I try to keep the captain happy creating in our kitchen as you can see the eggs, mushroom, tomato and cheese frittata I made for breakfast. I have enjoyed creating more in the kitchen.
Our walks have included the usual suspects of birds in the area as well as watching the many boats come in with their “catch of the day”. A very entertaining place here at Key West. Folks from all different walks of life living what appears from this outsiders view, a happy existence. There is a lot of laughter and smiling.....no televisions on new channels....no doom and gloom....no one glued to their phone for the next post.....just folks laughing and smiling.....reminiscent of “yesterday”.