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Big Truck! We reserved a smaller one but this is what they gave us.

Island Time comes home to Cape Coral

After closing on the purchase of the Marine Trader, we left Cape Coral on April 9th in a small Budget rental truck, loaded it with tools, boat equipment and everything we’d need to live on the boat for about 10 days till we were able to bring her home.  The boat was lying in Key […]

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Boot Key Harbor – Bought a new trawler!

We’ve been busy the past few weeks.  In addition to enjoying the east Coast of Fl and the Keys, we got the bug to buy a boat.  We’ve wanted a trawler for some time so we could be full-time cruisers and eventually cruise The Great Loop.  We found several trawlers in the Keys that we […]

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A pretty sunset in Boot Key Harbor

Boot Key Mooring, Marathon, Fl

Our first week at Boot Key Harbor at the city moorings was very nice.  We were ready for a little rest and to catch up on a few chores.  The City of Marathon has made some nice improvements to Boot Key, particularly the floating dinghy docks! This harbor is a small city unto its own […]

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A little help getting on the mooring ball

Islamorada to Marathon, Fl

After a rough night at anchor just off the Lorelei Restaurant in Islamorada, we decided to pull anchor and head to Marathon.  The wind was a steady 20 mph and much higher gusts but we didn’t have any protection at anchor.  Our ride was a little smoother than yesterday due to the shifting direction of […]

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Key Largo and Islamorada, Fl

On Saturday morning, we left Dinner Key Moorings crossing Biscayne Bay.  There was a cold front moving in over the weekend so we changed our plans.  One thing about being a cruiser, you have to flexible.  It’s really hard to stay on a hard and fast schedule because of weather, among other things. We had […]

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The Trip Home

Saturday, July 31, 2010 It was time to leave the Florida Keys and head toward home.  So Island Time, Sorry Kids and Royal Tease left Marathon about 6:30 a.m.  It was a nice smooth ride — much different from our trip to the Keys.   Even Cody enjoyed the trip. We anchored off Indian Key and […]

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A Fun Day Diving

This would be our last day of diving before heading home.  So the crews on Island Time and Sorry Kids went to a reef we found several years ago (which we named Steve’s Reef – because it was Steve’s birthday when we found it).   Steve spearfished and got several nice snapper. We did two nice dives […]

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Going Buggin

Tuesday, July 27, 1010 We left the marina at 8:15 a.m. for our “buggin spot” near the Content Keys.  We followed the Spanish Channel and after about 30 NM, we found our anchorage where we hoped to catch big bugs (lobster) in the morning. Herb, Maryanne, Nick and Holly on Sorry Kids, and Ron and […]

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