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The both option. That's one way to do it.
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TB - I've spent no time ashore in either, hence my question, as you surmised. Marathon seems like it's better price-wise on shore though (provisions, etc). Maybe I'll just have to spend a month at both

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I don't know what you're going to do in Marathon with no car, it's not exactly pedestrian friendly. As to provisions, if you can get ashore in Key West you're a ten minute bus ride from Winn Dixie and I doubt the provisions in Marathon can be had any cheaper.

When you say Marathon I'm assuming you mean Boot Key Harbor. I don't know if there would be any moorings available in Key West and staying at a transient slip is prohibitively expensive. Any number of cruisers anchor out at Christmas Tree Island, but there is also a large population of crusty Keys liveaboards.

It's more expensive in Key West because frankly there's no comparison, Marathon is just a strip of highway and Key West is a historic seaport with the largest collection of historic wooden buildings (1800 in the historic district) in the nation.

Anyway, if you can do it, Key West is a great town and very pedestrian friendly. As to expensive restaurants, bah, there are plenty of cheap places to eat, just stay out of the tourist traps on Duval St. and you'll do okay. Key West has a surprising number of decent restaurants for a tourist destination.

If you went to Marathon, then Key West, once you got to Key West you would say to yourself "I'm sure glad I didn't stay in Marthon!"
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Hey geezer we're in marathon. Where are you Now?
We are going to save Key West for the way Home. so the daughter can come join us.

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I'm in Fort Pierce, leaving for Miami in the morning (overnight hop). You guys going to the Bahamas? If so, where you crossing from? (Been waiting to hear from you, figured you where already in the Bahamas.)

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We got a late start. Thinking of leaving from indian key or here depends on if we can get a good window behind this next front. screwed off to long in Sarasota and missed this one. Its ok though we need to pick up a few things before we go.

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I should be at Indian Key by Wednsday or Thursday. Hope to see ya.

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PBzeer,
Garymcg is right on. KW is the place. I've been there many times and what PZ says is true. Drop anchor at Christmas Tree Island and enjoy. You will need a dink though.

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Too much rum. I meant to say Gary not PZ. Guess I better get another one to straighten myself out.

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I'm glad you like it here, If you need a hand drop me a line I don't mind helping..
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Marathon is best for a month or so, Key West is great for a day or so.
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