We got in a lot of kayaking and explored some new territory. We tried some new restaurants in the Keys and discovered some good food. BJ fell in with a group of quilters and learned a lot about the craft she has always been interested in. I got some diving in with some new dive buddies on some interesting reefs around Key West. We enjoyed the camaraderie and activities in the RV park with new friends.
We started off at Long Key State Park until mid-December when we moved to NAS Key West and stayed there until early March when we moved up to John Pennykamp State Park as we prepared to start our summer travels. We got in a good day of kayaking the Upper Keys and enjoyed the warm sunny days.
website! The picture to the right shows the view from one geocaching location I went to. The cache is on the bench where I had it to sign the log. I returned it to its hiding place after taking the picture!!
I finished off our stay with a fabulous dive weekend. On Friday afternoon did the Duane, a Coast Guard cutter sunk as artificial reef some 20+ years ago. It is a great dive and it was followed by a dive on Pickles Reef and Snapper Ledge, two places loaded with reef fish. Saturday AM we did a double dip (two dives) on the Speigel Grove, I large (510 ft) former Navy ship sunk as artificial reef in 2002. Then Sunday AM a dive on the Eagle, another Coast Guard cutter sank has an artificial reef in the 80’s. However, about 6 years ago it was torn in half by a hurricane. So it makes an interesting dive, the two parts are about 20 feet apart and the interior is wide open. The weather for all 3 days/7dives was beautiful and viz was great and there was no current on any dive. Conch Republic Dive Shop was up to its normal great standard. Could not have had a better dive weekend!!
So Monday we hit the mainland and head for our first stop – Melbourne for 3 weeks or so, then on to Jax to see Garrett and my brother, before we head to Carolinas for family wedding end of Apr. After that we will spend some time on the road visiting DC and other points of interest arriving in Newport RI where Reagan and Addison and their handlers are. After a month there we will head West for a few years!!
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