Friday, October 5, 2012

Still in Key West


OK, so it has been awhile since I have written anything in this blog.  We need to use the hotspot on our phone here so we tried not to use it so much.  Well, we could bring the laptop up to the tackle shop deck and use it there for the free wifi.  The problem with that is I can get side tracked easily.  And it is also a haul to carry this in the large padded bag.  So now since we have few bills since we have move aboard, the biggest is nothing to do with cars (payments, insurance, taxes).   We are throwing caution to the wind and using the hotspot more.  We get 2GS with our plan then it is $20.00 for the next 2 and so on.
This will be a quick catch up on our goings on here in Key West.

We do still do some walking to local places to eat.  When there is absolutely no wind it plays havoc in my lungs but Bill still goes out.  He wanted to go a bit further so he bought a bike.



We have a list of upgrades we need to do for the boat.  We got the portable a/c unit.
We got new canvas including a bimini which we did not have before.  They were very reasonably priced and professional. They were also very convenient, right out of the marina.  Since I changed the color he wanted in our kitchen in the house in Coventry I let him choose the color of the canvas. 



Then of course there were the “fixin” projects like the joker valve for the head.
The summer here at the southernmost point in the US is not for the faint of heart, or at least those with no a/c.  Some establishments do get by with a multitude of giant fans.  Tropical Storm Isaac wasn’t that bad for us here.  There were some boats that didn’t were not tied down correctly so the wind generator got tangled in another boat.  The forecast daily usually calls for a chance of thunderstorms.  Sometimes we get one.  In my opinion in does not rain here in Key West.  It either barely sprinkles or it pours, no inbetween.  Last week Bill spotted this water spout. 




I love the way he caught this one between the foresails on the two boats.



And a few days later we got to see this over the marina.



Patti and Bill

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