Sea Fever Gulf 32

Sea Fever Gulf 32

Thursday, March 1, 2012

1 March 2012- Islamorada, Matecumbe Key

Well, we are now anchored off Islamorada which is the town that makes up the upper part of Matecumbe Key. We (Sea Fever, Compass Rose and Hazel Ann) left Elliott Key on the 26th, headed to a place called Thursday Cove, as a stop over as we headed further south.  We left there early the next day and made our way to Tarpon Basin.  That anchorage was very protected and we were able to work our way in fairly close to shore and the Monroe County Government center where there was a great dinghy dock.  Of course, Sea Fever was anchored further off than the others who draw 18" less water...
We took advantage of the local shopping area to reprovision and enjoyed food and beverages at the local VFW... reports have it that some 'enjoyed' more than others.  After 2 nights stay, and use of the county pumpout service the vagabound group headed further south, to Islamorada, where we are enjoying more fine Keys weather and sites. On the way we found our first really shallow water and without Hazel Ann and Compass Rose reading off the depths, Sea Fever surely would be stuck somewhere.  We also had the first rain while we were underway- a nice shower. and more during the night.
Some of the wildlife enroute
Last night we took advantage of Lorelie's restaurant and cabana bar- and enjoyed the sunset.
Today is laundry day for me- while the others are site seeing and exploring.
Not sure if Sea Fever will make it any further south- things get nothing but shallower from here on.

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