We are in Marathon Florida at Burdine's Marina. We moved here today from Pancho's Fuel Dock and Marina. Burdine's is great with clean restrooms, laundry and restaurant on site. Pancho's is NOT on our list of recommended marinas. However, they are a VALVTECT certified fueling dock. The restrooms are dirty, poorly stocked and not very cruiser friendly. Some of the full time resident live aboard were very helpful. Our Special thanks to Captain Jack for all of his assistance.

We had some minor damage to our cap rail and that has been repaired as well as a new salt water rinse pump installed and new cockpit speakers. We will leave Marathon in the morning and anchor in the middle keys and maybe move along north before making a Gulf Stream Crossing to Bimini sometime next week when the conditions permit.

All is well and we are all adapting to the cruising lifestyle. The admiral will be writing some more fantastic blogs in the very near future.