March 10, 2015

March 10, 2015  Day 109 South for Winter
Faro Blanco Marina
Marathon, FL

Joyce met with Margi and Janet for a planning session on Monday morning. We learned earlier that Gay and Mike (Irish Attitude) accepted our invitation to drive down for a visit later this week, so we eagerly got together and planned outings and meals! We are excited that they are coming for a visit!

That evening, the six of us took a taxi to the Sunset Grille for a seafood dinner, which included trying conch fritters! Then we joined many others for a walk on the old railroad bridge to watch the sunset.  This is a popular spot with the Atlantic on one side and the Gulf on the other side of the bridge.  We decided to walk back and burn some calories.

This morning (Tuesday), we took another taxi to the Dolphin Research Center, a non-profit organization that cares for, studies, and teaches others about marine mammals.  We spent much of the day watching dolphins, learning about their training, their needs, personalities, habitat, etc. We also watched a presentation on sea lions. It was a very interesting day and we enjoyed watching these playful dolphins!  We did take a break for lunch at a nearby restaurant and then returned to the Dolphin Center for a while longer.  We all returned to our boats ready for a rest!

We had a light dinner on board and then Rick and Margi came over for a visit.  Later we walked over to look at a beautiful 104’ Trumpy “Freedom” that arrived today. We had a nice chat with the captain and learned it as built in 1926 and completely renovated in recent years.
"Freedom" is preparing to depart