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Sailing in Key West

September 19, 2014

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I think DH will agree with me that our most memorable, enjoyable experience while visiting Key West was our sailing at sunset.

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Perfect weather.

The crew greeted us warmly, showed us the seating, explained safety procedures (emphasizing “stay on this side of the rails!”) & pointed out the bathrooms. Then the latecomers were seen on the dock – “Oh, look, he forgot his pants.” What is it with old men from Brazil wearing Speedos? (He wasn’t wearing a shirt at the time.)
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We left dock using the diesel engine, but soon the engine was turned off & the sails unfurled.

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Wide-base catamaran took the waves with ease.

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Many other boats were sharing the bay.
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This is the old lighthouse next door to the Hemingway House.

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LLBean canoes on board.
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DH managed the shifting deck very well considering he hasn’t been on a boat since he lost his hearing & his ability to balance 10 years ago.

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All too soon it was time to lower the sails & fire up the engine once again to head for home.
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Beautiful evening, great crew. Hors d’oeuvres, drinks. Friendly passengers. Couple with Santa hats taking their Christmas card photo.
This was great!


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