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

January 10, 2016

Camp Marathon

Sombrero Resort & Marina

“Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, now solutions searched for.” — Maya Angelou

It's hard to blog daily when we stay in one spot...even here in Marathon where there are activities going on all the time. As I stated in last year's blog, Marathon is like summer camp for cruisers. There's an endless array of things to do and people to meet. The only thing there isn't much of is shopping, oh there's all the basics...food, liquor, boat supplies, drug stores, hardware and a few souvenir shops, but nothing you'd spend hours wondering through. Other than shopping the harbor is full of things to do, if you like sports activities you can take part in softball, yoga, golf, tennis, fishing, bocce ball and volleyball, there are also seminars for learning new things such as engine maintenance, ham radio, cruising to the Bahamas and Cuba…just to name a few. You could also take part in bible studies, book reviews, basket weaving, mahjong or dominoes. I’m sure there are more things I’ve forgotten…if you have an interest you can find someone here to do it with. If music is your thing there are jam sections to take part in and bands to listen to every night. If you are bored here it’s only because you choose to be.

Since we arrived last week we’ve spent time getting the boat clean, doing a few small boat projects, connecting with old friends, going to the movies, eating out, relaxing by the pool and staying out of the rain. Even in paradise a little rain must fall…we’ve had too many cloudy days for my liking this week and that has curtailed our activities some. Hopefully next week we’ll be able to get outside a little more and do little more exploring.

A beautiful cool day by the pool
Sombrero Resort Tiki Bar...fun with our friends Sally and Ted
Sombrero Resort's Tiki Bar is open this year...a fun place to listen to music and visit with friends.
The Marathon Cinema...we went to see Star Wars with a few friends.
Unique seating at the movies...Stan, Ted, Burt, Prue and Sally
Dinner with friends we met a few years ago...so fun to catch up with old friends. (Susie, Gail, Stan and Larry)
The sun coming out just in time for sunset
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1 comment:

  1. Looks great despite the damp. It is wet here too in Indiantown. Slowing down our progress a bit but should be splashing in a week heading for the keys after a shakedown in the water...