Friday was a miserable start to our weekend with Cory & Jessica. They arrived to wind and rain and the wind still hasn't stopped! It started Thursday night around 9:00 and has floated between 15 and 25 Knots all weekend, with gusts to 35. Not a pleasant, although a fairly pleasant time was had by all. After Gary whipping us all at UNO on Friday night, we braved the wind to go to Key West on Saturday. It was blowing from the North and at the Galleon Marina we were able to catch a glimpse of the Anchorage off of Key West. We had heard the warnings about how rough it was and I was extremely glad we took heed and didn't see for ourselves. There is NO WAY I could stay on a boat out there. They were sitting in a sea of white caps.....CRAZY! I don't even think they could get to shore in a dink it was that rough, well maybe if they HAD to.
At least it didn't rain and we stayed from 11 am until 9:30 PM. Had to stay and see 'Magic Frank' at Schooner Wharf per Cory. He does a card trick session at his "bar".....it made you believe in 'magic' even though logic says it can't be true. We played pool (haven't done that in 30+ years) and I have to say I was pretty damn good! The old folks even won a few games...not bad huh.
Yesterday we went to the Big Pine Flea Market, and drove out onto No Name Key where we saw five Key Deer. The Key Deer are an endangered species who are occasionally seen on Big Pine but their habitat is on No Name Key where it is quite remote with not much civilization. They seemed to be very used to 'gawkers' as they came right up to the side of the road to look at us as studiously as we were looking at them. Jess has been after us to get a real dog for Bob (she thinks we're becoming too attached to him) and when she saw the deer coming up to us she said "I think he wants to be a Boat Deer"! Funny girl.
|What do you think, Boat Deer???|
They left yesterday around two o'clock when the wind finally died down to about 10-15 knots. Only to pick back up at dusk for another night of rockin' and rollin'. Honestly, I LOVE Rock and Roll, but not unless it is coming from my stereo speakers.
So today we still have the ongoing toilet issue to look into again and for an added little dose of fun our galley faucet fell apart yesterday (literally) and Gary will have to try and get it to cooperate for a while longer.
7:30 wake up call.
This is the Florida Keys?????
Oh my, our solar panels are CRANKING this morning. We should have installed a wind generator along with them...we'd be in outer space by now!! I am actually blogging with the inverter the first time we've been able to use it! HOO RAH!!!
|Amps being produced by the sun....this is fabulous guys, it's only 11 AM|