Sunday, January 02, 2011


Boot Key Harbor, Marathon, FL
34 42.54 N 081 05.58 W

I've heard it said that the Florida Keys are a haven for tacky.  There's a lot of truth to that.  The beauty here is in the water, not on land.  The land-based natural and man-made beauty here is tacky and boring. The appeal comes from two things 1) friendliness 2) Weather.  Starting New Years Day, the weather turned beautiful once again.  That's what we came here for.

The extended high/low temperature forecast for Marathon   74/66 75/66 75/65 74/64 74/67 74/62 71/62, partly cloudy, 10% chance of rain each day.   Sweet.

New Year's Eve, we went to Key's Fisheries for a little celebration.  That was the first time we've been ashore after dark since coming here.   Surprise, the Christmas Decorations.   Not only are dolphins, jellyfish and palm trees non-traditional, but the one place in town really decorated was the Keys Electric Coop office and electric substation (below). That may be tacky, but we thought it looked really nice.  Whoever did it did a good job.

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