TOTAL MILES TRAVELED TODAY: 51 NM
|JUST SKIMMING THE GLASSY WATERS|
As soon as the anchor was up and we began our day’s travels, we girls pulled out our needlepoint and Jan began her lessons. Thankfully the seas were like glass and we could devote all our attention to the task at hand, not needing to concentrate on staying upright. This pastime could prove to be enjoyable.
|JAN AND HER ATTENTIVE STUDENTS|
We glided along, our ripples the only disturbance in the calm waters. The requisite dolphin escort soon arrived to guide us along and we saw a lone crab boat harvesting in the maze of crab traps.
|ENJOYING OUR WAKE|
|HARVESTING THE CRABS|
The water was so shallow in some places outside the navigation channel that birds were standing on the sandy shoals. This photo shows the ever present cormorants perched upon some stick that mark a submerged sand bar.
|CORMORANTS ALERTING US TO THE SHALLOWS|
We pulled into Key Largo, the first island in the chain south of mainland Florida, and tied up at the Gilbert’s Family Paradise Island Resort and Restaurant for sunset and our last batch of oysters and cocktails in the Keys. Oh how I love to watch the sun setting over the sea!
|GILBERT'S FAMILY PARADISE ISLAND |
|WE WATCH THE SUN'S PROGRESS WITH RAPT ATTENTION|
|THE WATER REFLECTS THE SETTING SUN|
We untied and moved to the marked anchorage for the night where we enjoyed dinner on board the Quest then got to the business of playing Farkle. Richard and Judy took home the titles for this night!