Once we left the Dry Tortugas, we headed to the Marquesas Keys where we knew there was an anchorage. We spent a night there knowing that we were only 25 miles from Key West and it would be a fairly short trip the next day. On Saturday morning, we left for Key West and landed there around 12:30pm. We had planned to only spend a few nights in Key West Bight Marina, while Randy was traveling for work, but the dock master said it would only be $150 more to stay the whole week (daily rate vs. weekly rate), so we decided to stay at the dock rather than get a mooring buoy for the remainder of the week. Randy had to travel to north of Miami on Monday and Tuesday, so Corey and I stayed at the boat. The first 2 days for me were spent working as well and getting caught up on laundry. Once Randy returned, we headed to the grocery to get what we needed for the remaining 10 days or so and we also had our dive tanks refilled. The rest of the week was spent working and playing—we walked Duval Street and got frozen drinks at The Flying Monkey (Our favorite spot for drinks), we had a cheeseburger in paradise at Margaritaville, took a dinghy ride to snorkel, toured the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum, chatted with our dock neighbors and met a few new friends.
Our last night in Key West, we had the opportunity to have dinner and drinks with Vinny and Bobbie, Key West residents that follow our blog. It was great to meet them and share our stories with them. They are planning to buy a boat to live on and cruise and we hope to see them out on the water soon! The next morning, we left Key West to head to Newfound Harbor anchorage for a week of diving Looe Key.