Back at it


We took the past couple days off. Good choice since the weather turned sour. Never imagined being in the Keys and having to don fleece. Brrrr.

Our friend Gus is retired Navy so we were able to rent bicycles one day for only $6.00. The perfect way to tour Key West.

We hit the Charter Museum, the Ernest Hemmingway home, and East Martello. Fun.

Lunch was at the best Cuban restaurant in town, El Siboney, which is tucked away in a residential. The roast pork, yellow rice with black beans, sweet plantains, and fresh Cuban bread was simply marvelous. Then cold beer at the Green Parrot topped off the day-The oldest bar in Key West.

We picked up our paddles again yesterday (Thursday) and did about 17 miles ending in the vicinity of the blimp base. It was chilly and windy with strong currents making our yaks a bit difficult to maneuver. Gotta keep those hips loose and always have a paddle in the water to avoid taking an unexpected dip.

Winds are expected to be blustery again today. Yeehaw!

Advance Around,

Jim and Marc



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2 Responses to Back at it

  1. Maryellen says:

    LOL My friends who have the home in Marathon, FL had already told me that at 70 deg., it’s all good, but when it dips to 69 deg., the don the fleece. I had to smile when I read your posts. It was cool the first day in the Keys for me, but it kept warming up and only one day of rain for my vayca in the Keys. Looks like y’all had an awesome day in Key West. Bet it felt good to work those legs after all the paddling you’ve done. Did the tourist day in Key West on my last day in the Keys with a perfunctory shot at the southernmost point (thought of you 2guys) and got a drink at the Smallest Bar with the biggest tab! Ouch! Hit a lot of the tourist shops, walked by Sloppy Joe’s and Hog’s Breath,and ended the afternoon at Caroline’s Café, which turned out to be a great choice for us. Glad you made the most of your time in the Keys…I’m hoping I’ll be invited back! 🙂 Take care as you continue on up the east coast! Prayers for safe paddling and good health to return so you can enjoy this last leg! 🙂

  2. Had to chuckle at the Fleece comment as we are having to dress like Eskimos around here in Tennessee. The Northern Yankees are really in a cold spot. At least the water temps shouldn’t be that bad when out getting splashed. Stay safe. BG

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