The winds have eased enough that we believe we can leave Marathon tomorrow morning and start heading north. We plan to go to Fort Pierce and leave the boat for a week or two while we visit family in Florida. We plan to break the trip up over four days. Our first stop will be Rodriguez Key, near Key Largo. Next will be Key Biscayne (Miami), then Lake Worth (Palm Beach) and finally Fort Pierce.
While we have been in Marathon I have enjoyed watching the numerous pelicans. One of the fisherman a few slips from us had even named one. It hangs around waiting for the scraps when he is cleaning his fish.