07 December 2019 | Key Biscayne, No Name Harbor
Needing to get another walk in today if possible before we leave No Name Harbor. I love this place with the trails and the fact they make for an easy walk to "town".
Before going out for my walk, I have some "maintenance" to perform on my crew. Jaxon needs a trim and a bath and my captain has been begging for his Bahama haircut. Greg sits on the back of the boat and we are going at it with clippers and a #1 guard. Yes.....he prefer no hair with all the heat here. Jaxon is next and he gets a #2 guard for his body (he has his own clippers...lol) and then scissor trim the face and neck. He is very patient but is excited to be done. He then gets a bath and with the heat here I allow him to air dry.
As we are cleaning up and Greg is beginning his cleaning of Ti Amo's hull, a gentleman stopped by on his dinghy. It was Andre' Martel of Panorama....a 50 foot Lagoon we met in Hog Cay last year with Charlie Gaines on Migration. He was just heading in to check into customs and wanted to say hi. We make arrangements for appetizers together for the evening and he is off to customs.
I take my walk into town to pick up a few things I had forgotten yesterday and enjoy stretching my legs. When I return Ti Amo is shining brightly as I can tell where the sea salt has left the dark green hull. I went to work getting Jaxon an appointment with a veterinarian, securing a rental car for a few days and finding the local laundromat in Tavernier for our last week in the states. The veterinarian clinic was so helpful and I feel so much better knowing that Jaxon will have his paperwork complete this year for our trip.
We are done chores and head to Panorama for appetizers. Andre' had offered us a view of his boat last year but had to leave earlier than anticipated so we looked forward to seeing it tonight. It was a house on the water. It was huge! From the moment you walk on the transom and see the large seating area you know you are going to be "wowed". Three or four freezers, the same for refrigeration......three areas to "entertain".....enclosed flybridge....a master stateroom complete with office, queen bed, washing machine and head with shower. On the other side two additional queen beds and heads. But I guess as I sit on Panorama I must say that the name says it all.....you can see 360 degrees of absolute beautiful water .....sunsets....sunrises. A very nice vessel. And of course Andre' has prepared shrimp, clams, whelk and a variety of sauces. I have taken smoked salmon, Boursin cheese and crackers. It turns into dinner ...... not just appetizers. It was great catching up with Andre' and we look forward to seeing him at Hog Cay in the Bahamas, however we may stay here in No Name one more day as Andre' has convinced Greg that being in No Name Harbor on a Saturday or Sunday is quite the show.
As someone said the other day on Facebook....there are a bunch of cruisers that are retired and have no schedule......that would be us!