Marathon Key was a very crowded place for boaters as seen at this mooring anchorage packed with hundreds of boats. We used the dingy to poke around this harbor on the only calm day that week. Mostly what we did in Maraton was enjoy the company of looper friends and do fun chores like grocery shopping via bicycle and always more laundry. On the morning of our last day (2/18) we had a diver clean the boat bottom and check for barnacles and the good news was it looked good but the bad news was that the diver found this piece of crab pot rope wrapped around one prop. Luckily it did no damage and taught us to be even more cautious when passing those nasty crab pots!
This is the potentially damaging bit of rope that could have stopped one of our engines! So on we went that Thursday heading north to check out beaches and Everglades while picking our way carefully between hundreds of crab pot buoys.
A beautiful night on anchor off of Cape Sable, 30 miles north of the keys. We had plenty of wind and chop but enjoyed the solitude.
We took Victory Lap through the choppy water to Cape Sable beach to get our exercise and check out the shells that were abundant on this empty beach.
Not a bad place for a nice walk as Victory Lap waits paitiently for us.
The tiny speck is the mother ship rolling around in the wind and waves. Now on to the Everglades!