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

January 11, 2016

Jan. 9 – Marathon, FL

Sombrero Resort & Marina

"Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously.” ―Hunter S. Thompson

Saturday was a beautiful day...a great day to get out in the dinghy. We loaded the dinghy up with our snorkeling gear, fishing rod and tackle and a picnic lunch and headed out through Boot Key Harbor for a fun day on the water. We stopped at Burdines for some bait and then headed around Boot Key towards Sombrero Beach. The water was smoothed and we went several miles out in the Atlantic looking for fish. The water was an amazing color and so clear, but nowhere near as beautiful as the water in the Abacos…still incredible though. Stan caught quite a few small fish…no keepers, no fish for dinner, but we did spot a sand shark, a stingray, a turtle and several starfish.

We stopped at Sombrero Beach for a picnic lunch. We sat under a palm tree with a view of Sister’s Creek…not a bad place to spend the afternoon visiting with people and watching boats going by.

Burdines...they have a little of everything for the boater & fisherman
Look at that beautiful water...I just love the color
The fish were small but we sill had fun.
Sombrero Beach
The view for lunch from under our palm tree cafe
A little visiter that was enjoying Sombrero Beach Saturday.
We went out to 7-Mile Bridge to fish but the water had gotten a little rough, so we decided to came back into Boot Key Harbor where the water was smoother.
Another little green iguana visiting on the dock
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  1. I just finished reading your blog from the beginning and have enjoyed it thoroughly! Thank you so much for sharing your journey with us.

    1. Thank you...the blog helps us remember where we've been and what we've done. I hope you will continue to come along on our cruising adventures.

  2. I certainly intend to. I live in Berwick Louisiana across the river from Morgan City. If you guy's ever find yourself there again drop me a line. It would be great to meet ya'll and show you around our area. There are lots of nice places you could anchor out and spend some time other than the city dock. It's very peaceful and beautiful in the spring and summer. Lots of Bald Eagles and birds to see as well as fish to catch. benjy_wells@yahoo.com