R&R has been at two excellent marinas in Marathon, Florida for the past six weeks. We truly enjoyed Marathon and met many new friends. But the Captain had a case of “dock itch” (been there long enough, time to move on)! With the First Mate’s concurrence, we did the last few repairs, checked fluid levels, filled the fuel and water tanks, picked up the lines, put those big diesels in gear, and headed out to sea!
Marathon, Florida was the southernmost point of our Great Loop voyage. Our new direction is North!
Yesterday we traveled about 80 miles across the Gulf of Mexico in calm winds and near-flat seas to Everglades City, near the Southern tip of the Florida peninsula.
Friends Mark and Mary traveled with Rick, and Rhonda drove our car to meet us. Safe travels for all!