Being at the marina you gain real restrooms, a shower, and step off the boat to land. You also get power (we were here for 3 months before we cared to plug in), cable tv (still never plugged in to cable) and internet (could get it from the anchorage maybe). But it has cost us $4000 over the stay! During that time we have also had a $600 bicycle stolen (Tin's was stolen too but a little before I got to town)! So the price of staying in this little hole? Over 4 grand with the engine work! If we have to come back to PC we will look for other arrangements for a location to stay. Maybe Massilina Bayou where s/v Raindrop and s/v Mini Pearl have been staying.
Just to compare pine cones and key limes the same amount of time in the Keys would have been less than $1000 or so and I would still have my bike! (maybe?) The City Marina in Marathon is only $147 a month if anchored for better facilities. You are closer to Publix and Home Depot. The "community" is all about living aboard and voyaging. The fishing is better, the water is better and the barnacle growth in the keys was WAY less. Oh and you are in the Florida Keys!
Hope to be here by mid February
Current modified once again plan is to make it to Marathon stock up with fresh produce and take the first weather window to the Bahamas! Now if only the rest of family will move to the keys while we are in the Bahamas.
After The Fisher King's birthday we are out of here! I hope! Please?