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Keys loop

Post by Ixneigh » Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:46 am

Once the boat is in, I’m planning to take her on another keys loop if anyone is interested. Late dec/ Jan probably. I don’t move quickly and like to spend several days in each destination, and I almost always anchor out. All the places I’m going I’ve been to before. Tentative itinerary: tavernier key, Indian key, long key, bahiahonda, newfound harbor, marathon, saddle bunch keys, bocachita, key west, gulf side lower keys, cape sable, Everglades, Florida bay.

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Re: Keys loop

Post by Be Free » Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:56 am

Sounds interesting. How long do you expect to be out. Do you provision along the way?
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Re: Keys loop

Post by Jolly Dodger » Fri Dec 11, 2020 11:41 am

That sounds great. I was thinking of doing a Keys loop next year Mar / Apr so will follow here to get some ideas.
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Re: Keys loop

Post by Ixneigh » Mon Dec 14, 2020 2:49 pm

I usually provision in islamorada Marathon and key west. Key west there’s a place will deliver your groceries. Cow channel
Is a good place to do that.

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Re: Keys loop

Post by Inquisitor » Mon Dec 14, 2020 3:15 pm

I'd love to follow in your shadow. Local experience is invaluable. Please, give a log of who, where, when, how, how much so I can create it next winter. I've driven through to Key West twice, and pined over the boats lazily enjoying a more peaceful experience than the crowds I suffered through.

Is this a documented thing... like @seapup clued me in - viewtopic.php?f=4&t=28015#p346122.

What kind of distance, time should be allotted to really experience the Keys Loop?
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Re: Keys loop

Post by miamistyle » Mon Dec 14, 2020 5:11 pm

Sounds awesome, please keep us posted.

One day, I would love to do a Steinhatchee to Key West and back around loop in preparation for a great loop one day.

I retire in two years. For now, I will have to live vicariously through you.

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Re: Keys loop

Post by Russ » Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:54 am

I would love to do that. Especially with an experienced sailor who knows the waters. Hoping to retire south someday soon. Maybe join up with you then.
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Re: Keys loop

Post by Jimmyt » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:11 pm

Russ wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:54 am
I would love to do that. Especially with an experienced sailor who knows the waters. Hoping to retire south someday soon. Maybe join up with you then.
I imagine, where you are, the keys are looking pretty good about this time of year...
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Re: Keys loop

Post by Tomfoolery » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:30 pm

Jimmyt wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:11 pm
Russ wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:54 am
I would love to do that. Especially with an experienced sailor who knows the waters. Hoping to retire south someday soon. Maybe join up with you then.
I imagine, where you are, the keys are looking pretty good about this time of year...
Looking damn good from here, and it's been a light season for snow so far. But the older I get, the less I like the cold. And the gray skies. Dieve mano, the gray skies! :(
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Re: Keys loop

Post by Inquisitor » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:41 pm

Tomfoolery wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:30 pm
... But the older I get, the less I like the cold.
I heard that!

One of these days, I'll be joining those little old men that wear Cardigan sweaters in Florida. I understand them now. Burrrrr!
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Re: Keys loop

Post by miamistyle » Sun Jan 31, 2021 7:33 am

Here in north Florida, you need more than a cardigan.

Sometimes it gets cold enough here to burst pipes that were minding their own business. :?

This little old man hopes to winter in south Florida and spend the rest of the year in north Florida. 8)

If it is cold enough to burst pipes, I don't want to be there.

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Re: Keys loop

Post by Tomfoolery » Sun Jan 31, 2021 7:50 am

Inquisitor wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:41 pm
One of these days, I'll be joining those little old men that wear Cardigan sweaters in Florida. I understand them now. Burrrrr!
That’s my father-in-law, who’s approaching 90. I just got a couple of pictures of him at my brother-in-law’s house, sitting on the deck next to the pool, in a long sleeve shirt, long pants, socks, and shoes. Everyone else is in shorts and flip-flops, and those other people are Florida people; just much younger. :|
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Re: Keys loop

Post by dlandersson » Wed Feb 03, 2021 5:09 am

Can I use your Florida residence while you're away? :)

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Re: Keys loop

Post by miamistyle » Thu May 13, 2021 7:06 pm

If you are serious, I would be willing to rent my house in North Florida for real cheap in the winters while I am in South Florida.

I retire in two years, and plan to never freeze again after that.

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Re: Keys loop

Post by dlandersson » Fri May 14, 2021 2:57 am

"Rent"? i don't remember using the word "rent". I'm big on other people's "charity". That's a word I like. :P
miamistyle wrote:
Thu May 13, 2021 7:06 pm
If you are serious, I would be willing to rent my house in North Florida for real cheap in the winters while I am in South Florida.

I retire in two years, and plan to never freeze again after that.

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