Friday, January 30, 2009

John does the Caribbean....

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!!






















8 comments:

Jed said...

We are so happy to see you are having a great time! Owen is glad to see the new pictures of John - especially the one of John AND Abby! Johnny's hair is getting really blonde - cute. We miss you all and hope you're well. Love, Jed and Owen

Jess said...

I'm so excited for the updates! We're keeping tabs to know where to go!!

Janet said...

Happy faces-happy hearts! John is learning so much and seeing so many wonderful things. Just imagine what he'll say when he sees these great pictures and reads the story behind them all. Thanks for making this possible for us. Love, Mom

Dan said...

Do I really have to be the bad guy here?! Even with all the Grandparents?!?!?! LIFE JACKET.

Dan said...

I do love you and miss you. Come home.

Last Paradise said...

DAN... Just so you know. Any photos without a lifejacket are when we are in a calm, protected anchorage and one of us is always with him. NEVER while we are sailing, he always wears the lifejacket and is usually tethered into the cockpit as well. No worries mate!

Lorren said...

Sounds like you guys are having a great time. The lobster looks great- you're eating better on a boat than we do with access to a full kitchen! I love reading Dan's comments- what a good uncle!

boatbaby said...

Wow it sounds like we have been to some of the same places too! We would have a lot to chat about! So glad you stopped by our blog so that I could find yours! Hope we can meet up someday!