March 9, 2015

March 8, 2015  Day 107 South for Winter
Faro Blanco Marina
Marathon, FL

We are staying quite busy with friends. We attended a local stage production of the hilarious  “The Producers” at the Marathon Community Theater with Janet and Bob (Harmony) and Belinda & Jim (Rickshaw) on Saturday night. Jim and Belinda are staying on a mooring ball at Boot Key Harbor and will depart for the Bahamas when the weather/wind is favorable.

Waiting with Janet & Bob, Rick & Margi
at Pigeon Key for the ferry
to take us back to Knight's Key

Really can't get enough of these sunsets!
Today we walked to Knights Key with Janet & Bob and Margi & Rick to catch a ferry boat to Pigeon Key.  Even with very threatening skies and a not so calm boat ride, we arrived at Pigeon Key and had a wonderful tour.  This island housed over 400 workers that built the Overseas Railway (the dream of Henry Flagler) that spanned from Miami to Key West during the early 1900’s.  This history has been well preserved and we were happy we could visit. We first saw Henry Flagler’s work in St. Augustine, then in Key West, so we have come full circle with his incredible vision!

We took the ferry back to Marathon and walked to the Seven Mile Grill for lunch.  From there we took a taxi to Key Colony Beach to attend their “Beach Day”. We browsed around all the vendor booths and none of us came back empty handed. By then the sky was bright and sunny and we had a great time. We finally caught another taxi back to our marina at 3:30. We just relaxed for the rest of the day and had a light dinner on board.  More activities tomorrow… Stay tuned!