Saturday, June 28, 2008

Journey to the edge of the world

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On Saturday, June 28, Bill, Kathy, Stephanie & Billy toured the Florida Keys. We started in Key Largo, with stops in Islamorada and Marathon, seeing many points in between on our 102 mile journey to Key West. Once there, we stood on the Southern-most point of the continental United States.

5 miles off shore we jumped off a perfectly good catamaran, into the warm waters of the Atlantic.

A few of the corals we encountered

Billy gives the all okay signal

Stephanie is all smiles off shore

Despite the poor camera quality, these plants were bright purple

Stephanie, in search of reef fish

Later, Stephanie shows where she really wants to go!

Welcome to Key West!

This bridge, near Marathon, was blown open by F16 missle fire during the movie True Lies.

Kathy takes a break on the Atlantic side of Key West

Kathy & Stephi pose where the Atlantic meets the Gulf waters.

Ernest Hemingway's 1933 fishing boat, Pilar, in Islamorada.

Billy was found taking a break inside this Mini Cooper......

Then he hallucinated he was fishing with Hemingway!

And he wanted to swim with the giant Tarpon.

This is our tribute to our sister ship, Paparina. If you have to ask, you wouldn't understand.

Standing at the Southernmost point of the continental U.S.

On Sunday, we celebrated Stephanie's sweet SIXTEEN!

Happy Birthday Steph. NICE FISH

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