We left Key West on an overnight sail, to arrive at Marina Hemmingway on New Years Eve. It was an uneventful sail, actually we ended up motoring a lot of the way. We spent just over a week in the marina, playing in the pool, checking out the 'old town', watching the really cool old cars go by and meeting some really neat people. John is adored by everyone he meets, although he is often more than a little pushy for attention, people just seem to eat it up!
We sailed around the cape on the Western side of the island, stopping in a lot of small, mangrove covered anchorages with a couple of other boats. The only people we met in these places were the fishermen, who were more than happy to 'sell' us langusta (lobster) and pescado (fish). One evening we got about 5lbs of lobster for about $7 US- not a bad deal! We still have some in the freezer to enjoy later, you can only eat so much!!! John was fascinated with both the lobster and the fish cleaning, as you can see he was keen on helping daddy!!
A Whale of a Tale (and other animal encounters) - Cruising in the Pacific offered Jeff and I some pretty amazing encounters with marine life. We had a few in the Caribbean as well, but it was in the Paci...
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