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Bahia Honda

08 February 2010
OK Tim, we were bored with Marathon too! Today we dropped the painter of our mooring ball and headed down the Keys a bit to Bahia Honda. This is a neat place, a State Park (remember what a fan I am of State Parks) with an anchorage between two bridges. Off our bow is a beach complete with Tiki huts and picnic tables and it is a short dinghy ride to the park itself. There is a butterfly garden which is home to the endangered Miami Blue Butterfly but we did not spot any today - shame! The bridge to our starboard side is now disused and has an opening in it for sailboats to get through. It is part of the original Flagler railroad which ran from N Florida to Key West.

One reason we decided to head out was to shake down all our systems and make sure everything was still in working order after 2 months on a mooring. We are pleased to report that all worked as it should today - that is a relief. We will probably head back to Marathon tomorrow as a strong front is coming through tomorrow night and we will appreciate the more protected harbor in Marathon. We are paid up for another week in Marathon and still have our mooring there which is necessary as there is currently a waiting list for moorings.

We are still watching the weather and see no openings for a crossing for the next week. But it was a beautiful sunset this evening so this is not a bad place to be.

Vessel Name: Osprey
Vessel Make/Model: Shannon38 #33
Hailing Port: East Greenwich, RI
Crew: Tom & Vicky Worosz
About: We have cruised to the Bahamas and back twice ad are now back on land for a while. This Summer (2012) we have outfitted ourseleves with motorcycles and are heading off for a month long "land cruise'

Who: Tom & Vicky Worosz
Port: East Greenwich, RI