Sunday, March 29, 2015

Key West - waiting for parts

When three cruise ships are in, Mallory Square is in shadow, not good for business!
The injector pump replacement is not due until Tuesday so we're marking time. Tuesday assumes Volvo can actually make an on-time shipment from Europe, never a certainty. So we're catching up on reading and doing the Times Sunday crossword puzzle and watching House of Cards at night, the first season. We were pleasantly surprised by how good it was. Kevin Spacey is outstanding in the lead role.

This guy has fun parking in Key West
Meanwhile, we continue to do our daily walks and today we discovered that there were three cruise ships docked! The people from those ships can really fill up Duval Street. Key West is not that big. So there were a zillion bikes and filled up trolleys, really crowded. Maybe there'll go away on Monday.

The winds have abated but they are still out of the east and we don't expect any change in direction until at least Thursday and maybe not until Friday. We need a north or west wind to make any headway up the Keys to Miami. It's no fun bucking a 15 kt or greater wind on the nose with the resultant 2 to 3 ft seas if not more. It's a waiting game.