"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

January 5, 2015

Jan. 4 – Marathon, FL

Sombrero Resort & Marina

“Unnecessary possessions are unnecessary burdens. If you have them, you have to take care of them! There is great freedom in simplicity of living. It is those who have enough but not too much who are the happiest.” —Peace Pilgrim

We've been in Marathon for three days and are beginning to do a little relaxing. The first day was spent getting settled in…getting things on the boat organized, getting the cable to work (still needs more work), figuring out the none existing Internet signal and Stan installing our Island Time Internet Booster we purchased before leaving home. The booster is working great and we can now access a little free wifi. It's always nice to have more than just your Verizon plan. The next big job was getting the boat clean inside and out...it gets pretty dirty while we're traveling. But it hasn't all been work. We've had time to meet some of our neighbors, use the pool and do a little exploring.

We've explored on our bikes and in the dinghy, the dinghy is definitely the safer way to go. Highway 1 is the main drag in town, the only road going east to west, and it is VERY busy. When you bike here you stay on the sidewalk. While exploring we found a wonderful little Cuban restaurant called La Niña. It's just a little hole in the wall place, but it is very authentic and very good. We'll definitely be going back. The best part of being here at the moment is enjoying the warm sunshine. The temperatures are a little higher than normal at the moment, but still very comfort in the upper 70s. It’s hard to believe it’s January.

An aerial view of Sombrero Resort and Marina. Our location is marked with the orange dot. The marina is completely full at the moment.
The outside of La Niña 
Views from Burdines Waterfront Grill 
Sunset from Burdines 
Our view on the way home on the dinghy Saturday night 

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