Two more days of north wind are predicted and then the easterly trades settle in at 15-20 as far out as the forecast goes. So, we decide to use this north wind for a comfortable ride over the tongue of the ocean and Read More
Wind from the north is predicted to be 25-30 knots, so our stay in Morgan’s Bluff is cut short. This anchorage is entirely open to the north and reportedly “untenable” when the wind blows from any northerly Read More
We dive over the side of the boat into crystal clear water. There are broken-out conch shells everywhere in the grass below the boat. Someone has been feasting on these delights. We see cushion sea stars, thorny sea Read More
It’s 8 a.m. on Saturday April 1 as we slip our mooring lines and make our way out of Boot Key harbor. It’s not too early, but it seems like everyone is still asleep. We motor out through Sister’s Creek because our Read More
We went to the Dolphin Research Center in Marathon, Florida with our friends and other homeschoolers on Friday. They have a cool mission: “Through education, research and rescue, Dolphin Research Center promotes Read More
After driving past it so many times, we finally made it to Calusa Beach at the Bahia Honda State Park. It’s one of the prettiest little beaches in the Florida Keys with powdery white sand and a scenic abandoned Read More
We tie up to a mooring ball located just above the magical, aquarium-like Sombrero Reef. About 3 miles offshore, this under water protected sanctuary and preservation area sits below the 140-foot Sombrero Key Read More

Loggerhead Mike Goes Home

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We woke up and ate breakfast quickly today. We drove though the mangroves in Sisters Creek to get to Sombrero Beach by 10 a.m. to see a public turtle release. Dad tied the dinghy to a mangrove tree. The sand was the Read More
We woke up in the anchorage in Lake Worth. It was 6:45 a.m. Our Dad went out to the back of the boat and looked to his right. He saw that the boat floating next to us last night was now sinking. The front of the Read More

Snorkeling Peanut Island

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We were driving in our dinghy. We saw a good snorkeling area near Peanut Island. We dropped the anchor in the water. Then we got ready with our snorkeling gear. I put my fins on. And I put my mask on and my life Read More