Friday, May 4, 2012
I think it's just about time for us to bid a fond adieu to Key West. We've finally received all of our parts, and the mainsail is patched up. Plus, there's a decent weather forecast. Not a ton of wind, mind you, but given that we've been doing the thunderstorm thing for about a week I think we're ready for 10 knots versus 20 to 25.
Originally, we were going to island hop down through the Eastern Caribbean, but we've adjusted our plans substantially. Since we had to spend more time here than we expected due to parts, the mainsail and the weather and given the fact that hurricane season is approaching and including that Key West was way more expensive that we had budgeted for, we have decided to head to Mexico and down the Western Caribbean coast where it's a faster trip and much less expensive.
The land of cheap tacos awaits. But first, look at what I finally got a picture of!
One of Key West's chickens took pity on my photographic floundering, and all it took was me sitting on the steps of the post office with a sandwich. Word to the wise, a ton of chickens hang out at the Key West PO, and there are even peeps! Adorable.
It will be all quiet on the blog front for a few days as we get ready to go and then cross the Gulf of Mexico. Again. One could point out that during our last crossing we were headed straight to the Yucatan for a good stretch, but Vlad and I have decided that we just love the Gulf so much that we're going to spend our entire time cruising just crossing it over and over and over. At least this time it's with the wind.
And because I just can't help myself, here's one more cheesy sunset photo to get you through until we get to Isla Mujeres.