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

February 25, 2015

Feb. 24 - Marathon, FL

Sombrero Resort & Marina

“From birth, man carries the weight of gravity on his shoulders. He is bolted to earth. But man has only to sink beneath the surface and he is free.” —Jacques Cousteau

We woke up to fog this morning...a real phenomenon here in the Keys. Locals said it had been over five years since they've seen fog and a lady at the beauty shop wanted to know where the smoke was coming from. It made us feel like we were back in Maine; the fog would start to clear and a few moments later it would roll back in.

Having a foggy morning gave me a chance to get a few things done before enjoying a beautiful day on the water. As soon as I had gotten a hair cut and ran a load of laundry the fog broke and we went with Magnus and Charlotte on Swede Dreams to the Sombrero Lighthouse. The conditions were absolute perfect today...light winds, flat seas, no swells and a clear blue sky. It would have been a great day to cross the Gulf Stream...if we get a day half this nice when we're ready to go, I'll be happy.

We picked up a mooring ball at the lighthouse and spent the afternoon snorkeling and relaxing in the sun. Although the water could have been a little warmer it was a great day for snorkeling. The Sombrero Reef is full of fish and all kinds of coral. We've spent two great days on the water and we're beginning to feel like boaters again.

You can still see a little fog coming in from the Gulf
Sombrero Lighthouse from the water
We enjoyed a nice sunset on our way back into the harbor

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