Sunday, December 13, 2020
Key West, FL
ODOMETER: 80,549 | MILES TRAVELED: 2,604
Jana and I rise before dawn and head down to the waterfront at Boyd’s to watch the sunrise. Jana took an incredible time lapse video and I experiment with some slow shutterspeed images of the gorgeous sunrise.
We grab our boards and head out for a paddle on Stock Island Channel. It’s a pristine morning and the water is really clear and shimmering. We explore some of the nearer mangroves and check out some houseboats. We headed across the channel to the bridge, but the tides pretty strong so we head back against the tide and get a great workout on the way back to Boyd’s.
Wess and Ida come across to the RV before lunch and have decided to do a similar JetSki tour at 1pm. They’re going out with Barefoot Billy’s from the Marriott Beachside Resort across the way from their hotel.
When they return Jana and I head over on our bikes to chill with them for a little in a remote corner of the pool area at their hotel. We stay well distanced and enjoy almost feeling normal doing something like this, just for a little. On the way there, we spot a family of manatees in the water. ?
There’s a 40th birthday party happening over behind us and those folks are having a blast. Feels like we all need to blow off a bit of steam as cabin fever becomes more epidemic than COVID.
Ida had found a wonderful restaurant that had outdoor seating, Firefly, and made a booking. We all head downtown and are seated in an outdoor area with only one other table. We enjoy a fabulous dinner and go for a wander down to Duval and one more trip to Flamingo Crossing 🙂
We’re all pretty tired as we head back to our respective abodes. It has been another beautiful day in the Keys.
It’s a pristine morning and the water is really clear and shimmering. We explore some of the nearer mangroves and check out some houseboats.
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Sailing Tahiti to Australia | Leg 4: Fiji to Brisbane Passageinstagramfacebookyoutubetwitter A Long-Awaited Departure After having waited in French Polynesia for two and a half months, we excitedly sailed out of Bora Bora around 7:30 am on Saturday, September 4th....
After having waited in French Polynesia for two and a half months, we excitedly sailed out of Bora Bora around 7:30 am on Saturday, September 4th. Like the rest of French Polynesia, Bora Bora was in COVID lockdown, and we had spent the last week waiting for our departure paperwork to go through all the requisite bureaucratic channels. This required multiple trips to the local gendarmerie (police station), where Grant quickly befriended the two kind and helpful officers, Alex and Bruno.
It took us about 24 hours to get from Mo’orea to Bora Bora on August 28 2021. Like the rest of French Polynesia, Bora Bora was in COVID lockdown, and we spent a week there waiting for our departure paperwork to go through all the requisite bureaucratic channels. This required multiple trips to the local gendarmerie (police station), where Grant quickly befriended the two kind and helpful officers, Alex and Bruno.
We made trips to get water, fuel and provisions, but apart from that we had to stay on the boat. We passed the time snorkeling (saw a giant moray eel!) and inventing new water sports.
Once we received our exit paperwork, we were finally free to leave for Fiji.
These are our personal thoughts on some of our experiences.
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