Marathon

The Old Name Removed… “Beatitude” Applied

Preparing to Set Sail

After 21 hours of sailing, we completed the more than 26 mile trek to Marathon (Roughly 100+ miles).   We’ve had beautiful weather today with lots of bright sunshine and finally, around 7:30 this morning, turned off the engines and sailed.  The sails were up all day, but were supplemented with some diesel fuel for  a couple of hours when the wind shifted around to our nose once again.  Around 4:30, we pulled into Marathon Marina, refueled, and spent an hour washing, cleaning, and airing out some of the lockers.  Whew!

The Container Ship and its Two Tugs

Our First Meal

We’re Finally Sailing!

The rest of the evening we relaxed and ate dinner at Porky’s BBQ and Seafood… a little slice of Americana.  Live entertainment consisted of a couple of old guitarists singing a mixture of (most songs we had never heard) bluegrass, Jimmy Buffett, and who knows what else.  Actually, they weren’t bad.  The food wasn’t either… Ribs, Conch Fritters, and Shrimp.

Well, it’s 9 a.m. on Wednesday. Breakfast is cooking and we are preparing for another full day of sail, another overnight passage, and then a stop on Thursday evening somewhere within range of a day sail to Bradenton. Until then…

One thought on “Marathon

  1. Just love the font of the ‘Beatitude’. Perfect! Can’t beat the views, for sure, and so many great choices for food…yum. Safe travels home 🙂
    blessings -C

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