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Jan 23, 201308:07 AM

Swing Set: Cruising Full Time

Holed Up In Key West

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The end of last week was a whirlwind of activity. We spent Friday with Doug and Jeanne Harmon, first meeting early to go to El Siboney's Cuban Restaurant, where we had one of the best meals here in Key West. Very reasonable prices, and very good food. It's off the beaten path and worth the hunt to find it. Get the skirt steak.

On Saturday, Doug and Leslie Woods called. They were in town for a couple of days with friends Joe and Christy Grygiel, all of them from back in Missouri and members of the Duck Club Yacht Club on the Mississippi River, where we used to be members. The four of them met at the boat, and even though, the sky was a little overcast, the wind was very light, so we offered to take them out for a cruise. They came prepared.

Here we are out in Hawk Channel. Joe was compelled to take a dip in the blue waters, but everyone else didn't want to brave the cold once getting back out. We took a ride over to Safe Harbor, near Oceanside Marina, where we stayed for New Year's Eve. Rosie and I didn't like the looks of the place and doubt that we would ever stay there. Derelict vessels are depressing to see, in my opinion.

The overcast sky gave way to the sun for it to set. We motored over to the north side of Wisteria Island and set a hook to watch and were not disappointed. It was dark by the time we got back to A & B Marina, and we were able to get Swing Set back in her berth without incident.

Here's the three guys at A & B Lobster house, where Rosie and I were treated with dinner in thanks for taking us all out. Not necessary, but a very welcomed gesture. The dinner was great. You may have seen this shirt on me before. There is no end to bars and restaurants in Key West. I think our limit to stay here is dependent on how much we avoid going out to eat and drink. But we press on.

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