On the Hook

Yesterday, we spent our first night at anchor in a very long time. I can’t explain how happy that made me.

We are anchored off the Key West harbor Marina where we’d been tethered to a dock for over a year. It’s a place I wanted to try since we got there, it’s a place we’ve been through innumerable times fishing in the dinghy and on the little Key West. We are at anchor now. All the hatches and ports on Pearl are open. We have a nice jazzy radio station on the the background, and we are sorting through the accumulated junk from life at a dock. Shortly Pearl will be lighter, tidier, and ready to put out.

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Right now, she sitting comfortably in the wind and current. Tarpon are rolling around us. That’s what she was meant for. Bliss.

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