Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Key West - Too used to beauty

It really is a pretty area, I love these schooners, here's the Appledore
Maybe beauty is just in the eye of the beholder but if you see beauty all around you, it becomes assumed. We've had nothing but terrific weather with no rain. The coming summer offers another scenario that could include a hurricane. We recognize all that and it's time to move on. We could always hunker down in our boat here for along time but if a hurricane comes our way, we've no place to go. If the virus is still active then, how do you practice social distancing in a hurricane shelter?

I walk by here every day, oblivious to the beauty
So on Thursday, we will set out. We had our final pumpout, the bottom was scrubbed so we can make our usual 7.3 kts going north, and we had laundry done (how do they fold everything so neatly?? - especially the fitted sheets?) We send out a bag full of laundry and we get back something half the size - did they miss something - and where is the laundry bag? - it's folded neatly in the bottom of the stack). We could get to like sending laundry out.

Some are getting a little anxious down here
We plan to get up around 5:00 am or so, take Hoolie ashore, position the dinghy aft of the boat, undo all the lines, and head out. For those interested, you can track us at Fleetwing Location.


wjs said...

Good luck and safe trip, Bob & Ann. Just as you are leaving I'm finalizing arrangements to come down again next February, hopefully at a better time for everyone. Bill.

Thehoc1 said...

Bob,best of luck on your journey North.