Sunday, March 4, 2018

Key West - Art Gallery Day

The palm trees are great leaners! 
We had our usual donuts on a Sunday morning and then decided to go gallery looking in the afternoon. The donut shop is about three blocks away, Old Town Bakery. They do a great business in the morning and everything is baked on the premises. We usually get three pastries since they really don't have donuts: a blueberry cheesecake pastry, a scone and a sticky bun. So with a local paper, that's our Sunday morning in Key West. The best part of that is being in Key West! There were 50,000 without power back home due to the latest northeaster. Oh well, we'll look at the weather from afar and sympathize.

Key West is full of art galleries. We never see anyone buying a painting but they must, otherwise how would all the galleries stay open? We took advantage of the free bus to travel to the end of Duval Street and then we just worked our way north. The temperatures today actually felt cool. I am embarrassed to say that with the temperature right now at 72.7 in the cockpit, it feels like you ought to have on a light jacket. The locals are wearing a sweatshirt with a hood pulled tightly around their face.

Duval Street on a Sunday afternoon
We got the news this afternoon that Matthew is coming down over spring break from his Junior year at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island. He will be arriving the Monday after this coming Monday with a direct flight into Key West. It's been years and years since we've had him on the boat with just the two of us. He will have blog duties too so we will all see his view of Key West.


captainwjm said...

I got a chuckle reading your hoodie-wearing local comment as I wore my hoodie tightly drawn yesterday. After only 2 1/2 years in the Keys full-time, I guess I've become a local, too. Forgotten are the days of walking to work in sub-freezing temps; now if it's below 75 I'm in a sweater.
Islamorada, Fla. Keys