Our last round of crews for this week will be departing today. The Sea Exploring schooner Jolly II Rover, and the Coral Reef Sailing boats Juan Cadiz, Spindrift, Midnight Dragon, Chanticleer, Jewel of Athena, and Island Woman all returned to dock and discharged their crews yesterday afternoon. The seasonal program staff will have the remainder of the day (once the crews leave) off and tomorrow off. They have been working for 10 days straight.
I am going to try to go to the “Gigantic Nautical Flea Market” in Islamorada this morning. The annual event is sponsored by the Upper Keys Rotary Club. I spoke with Capt. Martin Ivy during dinner. He said he went to the flea market today and it doesn’t sound like they will have much, if anything, that I’m interested in. But you never know what you might spot at a flea market. There is another annual nautical flea market held in Dania Beach (adjacent to Fort Lauderdale) in a few weeks. It usually has more boat stuff. The Islamorada event leans towards fishing and crafts.
There’s a 10% chance of rain today. Otherwise, it will be partly cloudy, 82º and gentle breezes. Perfect for getting sunburned at a shadeless flea market.
Aboard S/V Escape