It’s another 3’fer! Not sure if it’s laziness or poor internet, but we’re definitely slipping on the blogging discipline. Maybe it’s just a Florida Keys influence we’ll shake off as we begin to head north. Indeed, we ARE heading north now and will be for quite some time.
We left the Postcard Inn Marina on Islamorada (BTW…. how would you say that word? It’s Eye la morada) and headed back to John Pennekamp State Park.
Yep, our third time stopping there. It’s a nice laid back place. There’s a floating dock spot seemingly custom made to fit only our boat and it’s only $26/night (you go short Bayliner!).
We wanted to go to Pennekamp to help our friends Jerry and Margot. Jerry had broken his arm riding his bike last week and had flown home for surgery. He came back with a cast over his elbow, but in good spirits and with a flashy orange cast. Given the injury N offered to help with an anchor switch. It’s pretty fun to have EASY projects to work on at the dock. Of course, getting it done required multiple trips to West Marine!
Next day we were off, but not before an underwater salvage operation to recover our water filter that had fallen off the hose (together with the metal part of the Park’s hose… c’mon, let’s get a little infrastructure investment going…. I mean a garden hose in a State Park?!
Anyway, after the salvage we were off to Boca Chita which is part of the Key Biscayne National Park.
What a super place.
The island was owned in the late 30’s by Mark Honeywell the founder of Honeywell and he built a really nice little harbor. He sold it a few years later after his wife died from a fall on the island. There are no services, but the harbor is nice with a great view of the Miami skyline in the far distance. It’s reputed to be buggy, but we have all sorts of “masheesh” (a family term for mosquito netting).
Turns out we don’t need it because there’s a nice breeze blowing, but at least we know we have a system. OK….GOTTA get this posted! We’ve had bad internet, but we’re now in sight of Miami!