Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Sights, sounds and tastes of Key West

Our last night in Grenada with friends at the music jam at Taffy's (Hi Venessa!).
Chris and I arrived to our slip in Boca Chica Key at the Naval Air Station in Key West, Florida on November 11, 2018 after sailing from Grenada. The trip proved to be delightful with (mostly) great weather and enjoyable stops along the way in Bonaire, Curacao and Jamaica. I wrote an article about the trip for a local magazine and am asked to not publish the story on our blog until after the magazine prints it. So, that story will come later.

Grenada was our home for nearly six years and the Caribbean was our home for the past eight. We made lifelong friendships along that journey and look forward to seeing friends again. Now in a new home port, we're meeting people from the sailing and RVing life as well as Conch's (described as the first settlers and long time residents of Key West).

Enjoy our pictures and captions.

Live music at Mallory Square.
Discovering great food at Garbo's Grill (one of many local food trucks) and locally brewed beers at Hank's Saloon.

Linda is teaching yoga classes at the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Gardens.

Linda is also teaching yoga twice a week for the Naval Air Station retirees and residents, and has classes of  up to 40 students.

Drinks with an ocean view at Louie's Backyard Restaurant.

This is known as the "dog beach" it's next door to Louie's Backyard Restaurant.
Discovering great micro brewery beers at First Flight.

Our route from Grenada to Key West.

Getting around in a sporty 2017 Mini Cooper Clubman that we named "Breezy".
Visiting some of the famous Duval Street bars including this one, Sloppy Joe's.

Getting a taste of great appetizers at the Square Grouper Bar & Grill.
One of our favorite places, the Salty Oyster Bar on Stock Island.
Chris is looking forward to some music gigs in his future including at the Key West Artisan Market.
Lindy (Chris's sister) is our first visitor! Troubadour is on the far left in this picture.
Boca Chica Naval Air Station fighter jets. The sights AND sounds are amazing here. 

Troubadour at slip B29 at Boca Chica Marina.

Beautiful sunsets from our deck.

Beautiful sunrises.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Troubadour sails to a new home!

Arriving in Bonaire.
Troubadour has set sail and is making short passages from Grenada to Boca Chica Key, near Key West, Florida. After 8 years in the Caribbean we are heading home to the United States.

Our first leg was Grenada to Bonaire, where we are enjoying the diving and sites. Our friend, Tim Dorsey, joined us for this trip.

Our route from Grenada to Bonaire, as tracked from Garmin InReach.

Our next planned leg is from Bonaire to Curacao, where we will sightsee and shop.

From Curacao we will sail to Jamaica, with a stop for a few days at Errol Flynn Marina in Port Antonio on Jamaica's northeast coast in Portland Parish.

From there, we will make the final leg of our passage to the Naval Air Station on Boca Chica Key, Florida (which is one island/key east of Key West). We plan to live on our boat at the marina on the naval base.

We are both looking forward to (and curiously awaiting) all the new experiences that being back in the USA will offer! ⛵😉

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