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Nice write-up and photo spread, Brian. Thanks for sharing it!


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Love the west coast of Florida and of course the Keys. Did you get a chance to fish? Catch any?

We'll be spending Christmas on Cayo Costa (8 nights) but won't be sailing. Hopefully the manatees will snuggle up to our kayaks so the kids can get a close look they way your kids did.

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Really nice write up Brian. It was great to see you and your family.
You too Don! For those that did not catch it, I met Don and his beautiful wife down in Marathon. They are as nice as their online persona's here and wonderful people to hang out with.

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Love the west coast of Florida and of course the Keys. Did you get a chance to fish? Catch any?

We'll be spending Christmas on Cayo Costa (8 nights) but won't be sailing. Hopefully the manatees will snuggle up to our kayaks so the kids can get a close look they way your kids did.

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You will have a lot of fun there. Are you staying in one of the cabins? Bring lots of bug spray! Also, just swest of there is an island called Cabbage Key which you can kayak to (and actually take the thin water cut to). Take a few dollars to put up on the wall. It is a fun place. We have been at Caya Coasta and Cabbage Key/Useppa countless times and still enjoy it!!

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Brian,

Geat pictures and a happy family...

Donna and I took a land cruise and stayed in a condo on Marathon for a week last January before we went to our condo on Sanibel. Marthon is very unique. Its restaurants have duels for the best Key Lime pies...my favoites. Next time you are their visit the ubnassuming PORKYS...right close to the 7 mile bridge. best BBQ anywhere...a locals hangout. Tuesday night is beer cab chicken night there so you get a flavor of thekind of place it is.

Marthon is also where we "swam with the dolphins" at the amrine rescue center which really saves them vs commercializes them. Some have been there for over 20 years.

Lastly (though Donna didnt realize it) I was reconnointering for our trip down south (by sail) when I retire in a couple of years. Marathon was a great place I thought we could hole up for a couple of weeks and reallly explore the Keys. You confirm what I saw.

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I have a 6 ft draft....Would i have any issues sailing down there from the east coast of Florida??
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You should not have a problem. I have 6. Saw lots of boats down there that would carry 6.

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Donna and I took a land cruise and stayed in a condo on Marathon for a week last January before we went to our condo on Sanibel. Marthon is very unique. Its restaurants have duels for the best Key Lime pies...my favoites. Next time you are their visit the ubnassuming PORKYS...right close to the 7 mile bridge. best BBQ anywhere...a locals hangout. Tuesday night is beer cab chicken night there so you get a flavor of thekind of place it is.

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Thanks Dave for the very nice words. There is also a Manatee Hospital that is supposed to be a great visit... but we did not get to see that either. Hope to see you down here!!!!

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