We had planned to stay a little longer in Key West but a weather window opened up for us to tackle the only ocean portion of our trip back north. So we left at sunrise for a 6 hour passage up to Marathon about mid way up the keys. This time the outside passage wasn’t as smooth and peaceful as our passage down in November, but the winds were fairly light with small choppy seas that did make spotting all those crab pots lurking out there a bit more difficult. We arrived at the marina an hour before the big winds started, which helps to keep the docking drama to a minimum.
We’ve been to Key West several times by land but the last five weeks allowed us to explore a lot more and really get the vibe of the place. We had some very good food and drinks, met locals and tourists from all over. Pictures speak louder than words………