TOTAL MILES TRAVELED TODAY: 1 NM
After watching the two arriving cruise ships make their way to the Key West Port, the busy dingy traffic buzzing back and forth from the anchored boats to the dock and the passing bi-plane circling overhead we pulled up anchor and made the last bit of our journey to the Key West Bight. Even though we actually crossed our path in Marathon, Dan and I felt docking here would be our official completion of the Great American Loop. The Bight is where we actually entered back into the US then began our “Loop” journey. It was quite a ride!!
|TODAY'S ARRIVING CRUISE SHIPS|
Steven took the dink to the dock while Dan and I delivered Quest to her berth. I think we are one space over from our home here last May. Once we were all tied up and had the dink secured with us, the guys took off to do last minute Christmas shopping and I headed for the great little fresh market right by the Bight. Oops! This convenient little place is no longer in business. I was directed to Faustos on Fleming, between Duval and Simonton. It was a great little store, pricey but great variety. I also heard there was one over on White St. too. All you cruisers headed this way, be warned, the big market is a long haul out over the bridge.
|STEVEN DELIVERING THE DINK|
This statue of Henry C. "Booty" Singleton stands in singleton Plaza right at the head of the Bight. He was a pioneer in the seafood industry and remembered for his many contributions.
|HENRY C. "BOOTY" SINGLETON|
Steven and I jumped into the dingy and headed out just in time to catch a glimpse of the suns last hurrah for yet another day. Marvelous to see it setting over the seas.
Dinner was the Dorado from yesterday. Quite a yummy feast right on our own Quest with food caught by the guys!
|MIGHTY NICE DORADO FILLET|
After dinner, Jim and Judy from Wind Dancer invited us over to meet some of their friends and we all chuckled as the sailing and cruising stories flowed. It was a nice end to a Key West day!