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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Chillin and Lovin it!

Still at Burnt Store Marina

Zekes Christmas present from Grama arrived safe & sound - late- but we think the dogs at customs held it up!

Keep your eye on the ball.

Miami skyline in the background!

Gee, time flies - another week has gone by and although we have accomplished some of the "to do" jobs on the boat several remain untouched. The railings are getting another coat of varnish and hopefully this week we will get the hull polished - they forgot to use wax in Mississippi !
We drove over to the east coast this week to see friends and check out marinas for the summer. We had a lovely dinner with Barb and Irwin before they took off on a cruise through the Panama Canal and we put in some quality card playing time with Peggy & Steve. We spent a whole day in Arcadia antique hunting and also went to a fabulous Italian restaurant with Doug & Judy.
In terms of marinas - considering we will be leaving the boat and not living on it the Fort Lauderdale prices are expensive. We did find one that we would consider but are continuing the search. We don't particularly want to go all the way up to Jacksonville so we may look into marinas around Indian Town. That said, now that we have pretty much decided that we will leave the boat in Florida for hurricane season the question becomes what do we do. Just in the last twenty four hours we have searched out whiskey tours of Scotland, cruises to Russia, apartments in Paris , canal boats in Amsterdam , Southern Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia. Who knows where we will end up, our priority is to visit family in Ontario first and then go somewhere for the fall.
Leaving here next week so we can get to Marathon in plenty of time to pick up Heather & Stacy from  Fort Lauderdale!!!