In the three weeks since Kim's visit, we have kept busy visiting with cruising friends in the harbor. We have consumed many five dollar lunches at The Hurricane.
Molly and Andy Jensen arrived in the harbor on their 25 foot C-Dory, which they trailered down from South Dakota. We met them about five years ago at Mangrove Marina, and it was great seeing them. We got together to talk about old times at The Hurricane for lunch on Saturday, March 6th.
On Monday the 8th we met for lunch again at the Hurricane, this time with the Gemini Catamaran sailors in the harbor.
All eight boats in the harbor were represented, and we had a great time talking about sailing and maintaining our boats. After an hour the crew of "Island Days" showed up. They were anchored near Islamorada and somehow heard about our gathering. They caught a bus to Marathon and arrived at one.
Linda and Paul Smith off "Double Exposure" posed with Carol and Tom from "Island Days".
That same evening Sue and I dingied over to "Tomcat", the PDQ 32 sailed by Tom and Kathy Root, who are from Grafton, Ohio. We had a nice visit, and were impressed by Tom and Kathy's talent with a conch horn at sunset.
Wednesday the 10th we went to Dockside for the prime rib special with Tom and Kathy, Michael Mahon from "Casey Dee" and Jim and Sharon Angel from "Blue Angel". The prime rib was fabulous, and the people were definately into having a good time. Michael stayed after the rest of us left, and reportedly had a little trouble locating his boat!
We were entertained by the guitar and voice of Rob Sweet.
On Thursday we had our boat bottom cleaned by Barnacle Bill, a colorful local diver who lives in the harbor.