The rain and wind continues in the Keys. This has been the worst winter since I moved down to Florida. Normally this time of year, you get a few days to maybe a week of colder weather, and then it warms back up again.
This year, it’s been the complete opposite. We’ve been lucky to get a day or two of sun, and the wind, rain, or both start right back up again for days at a time.
Of course, this isn’t as bad as the those winters back north. It has meant very little work, though, and lots of time hibernating on the boat. We got a little break in the rain yesterday afternoon, so we headed to shore for a long walk.
The bar and restaurant were pretty empty, but there were a few locals hiding from the rain.
Construction on the new Lorelei Yacht Club is moving along pretty quickly. The new bathrooms are already open, and the heat is blasting. With this weather we’ve been having, I’ve debated hanging my hammock in there.
There’s still no work on whether everyone in the anchorage is going to have access to the showers or laundry, when it’s done.
Someone was happy to finally be on shore for a bit. He still refuses to use the fake grass mat I put on the boat.
They were setting up for another private party. Hope they have a rain date. Good thing they got the canopy.
After a somewhat busy weekend, the paddleboard rental was closed down again. Not many people looking to go out on the water today.
Cloudy skies all day, and rain on and off, over the anchorage, throughout the day.
We finally got a big break in the rain, later in the afternoon, so I started hanging some of the new lifeline netting. This way Sparky will be able to wander around on deck, when I’m at work this season.
It’s getting there, but it’s going to take some more work. I didn’t realize just how much this stuff stretches. You really need to pull it tight along the entire length, otherwise it will sag.
If we get a break in the weather tomorrow, I’ll add some line along the bottom, and a few bungees. That way it can be easily removed.
This is my high tech solution for keeping Sparky in the cockpit. I really don’t want to put the netting around the entire boat, so I need to keep him from getting to the foredeck.