Since we’ve been here the winds have been howling and the skies cloudy. We haven’t really had a chance to see a true ‘Key West’ Sunset until last night!
The winds settled down in the evening and the sun slowly set to the west across Stock Island. You can make out some of the fishing [read more by clicking on title]
Safety comes first!
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As a builder and developer in Atlanta, I had to be on constant guard. Theft was a constant problem. A large part of my job was making sure the subcontractors showed up and did the work in a quality fashion, that often meant cajoling, pleading, demanding, threatening, and ultimately yelling!
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We FINALLY got off the boat yesterday despite the strong winds still blustering 20+ mph making whitecaps in the harbour. Rowing to shore wasn’t that bad because the wind was pretty much pushing straight to the boat ramp.
We got to shore and tied off the dinghy in the mangroves (theft is a real problem [read more by clicking on title]
We downgraded our cell phone to a basic cell phone with no texting, email, or internet. Instead we added the Verizon Broadband USB for about $60 per month. It’s not cheap, but it was the only way we could stay in touch with family, and try to use the internet to generate some income.
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It may be until Thursday before we can get off the boat. The winds are roaring away outside and the rigging is whistling. I had to strap down the wind generator, which means it was running over 30kn for it to overheat. We’ve been getting plenty of free power (power to the people!) from the [read more by clicking on title]
Hil and I have started making sterling silver jewelry on the sailboat. It’s a tag team kind of production with one of us watching Emma and the other working. I’m in charge of making the elements and Hil assembles the various pieces and combines them to make them look absolutely beautiful!
We actually lucked out [read more by clicking on title]
I received an email from a friend from WAY BACK- from middle school! His mother and father were currently living in Key Biscayne. What luck!
Of all things, my friend Jerry Latell grew up to be a sailmaker. He’s been a real help preparing our 1979 Ketch rigged CSY 33′ sailboat for this trip. His [read more by clicking on title]