Where is YOLO?

...Off to the Sea for Adventure

...Off to the Sea for Adventure

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Keys in pictures

The anchorage in Key West that Lance and I found in the Dark was amazing.  It was near Sunset Key and after quite a long and harrowing dinghy ride we always tied up to a dock 1 block away from the action of Duval Street.  We had many visitors that braved the dinghy ride and had wet butts on the island.  They included my girlfriend Titli and her mom Deeksha who are still with us here in Marathon.  Also we had a surprise visit from 4 Red Wing Aeroplane pilots.  Thank you Wes for sending both of those jets to Key West whilst YOLO was waiting for a visit.  The timing was perfect, we did it big, and had a blast with those dedicated employees who had to fly out Sunday as we finally weighed anchor and continued our expedition.  

The wind was dead on our nose and our new crewmembers Titli and Deeksha were good sports about getting beat by the waves and travelling at only 3 knots toward Miami.  Had a great lunch stop at a beautiful beach called Bahia Honda state park, and it took us 2 days to cover only 50 miles.  We decided to Wait here in Marathon for the winds to change.  We may rent a car and drive to Miami for Turkey day when i'm sure we shall get a chance to update this blog again.  The pictures say it all...

Parrotfish at the reef  near Key West

We got a package with 10 lbs of bacon and other southern goodies from captain Jimmy of Aquahoilc!  What a great guy he knew exactly what we needed.  

Cap'n Johnny and his copilot Bill Perry got a flight into Key West for the weekend , perfect timing!  

Fort Zachary Taylor beach in Key West

We Spent 9 days anchored here for free, but spent way too much money on Key West.   

YOLO is looking good sporting her new name on the stern at the anchorage in Key West where we spent 9 days

Titls onboard rockin her new hat 

basking in the sun I think the guy on the upper left must be European

Fins up! at Margaritaville where Deeksha treated us to Margaritas

The original Red Wing Aero kings with buffett in the background

The whole crew one night in Key West when two of Red Wings jets were there to visit us.  (from left to right:  Cap'n Johnny, Bill, Lance, Rick Truex, Johan, Andy, Deeksha, and Titls)

Deeksha was at the helm on one windy day

Cutout in the old bridge at Bahia Honda Key

This was a Shell I found while snorkeling and it had a Hermit crab inside which soon became a spectacle for everyone on the beach

Bahia Honda beach was spectacular and felt like paradise with all the palm trees

another underwater picture at the reef

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