View from the Marathon City Marina Tiki Hut where I played music every Saturday night.
Boot Key Harbor in February is a popular stop-off for those headed to the Bahamas.
Here's how cruisers take the kids to school.
At Marathon, Happy Hour begins when you hear the top pop.
Captain Jack, who celebrated his 91st birthday in February, came to Marathon aboard a 26-foot schooner - that was 30 years ago. He lived aboard the boat for about 10 years, until someone said "Jack you need a bigger boat to live on." Jack purchased a 28-footer, and has been living aboard ever since. "Hell, it's big enough for me - the dog died 10 years ago. Jack picks and delivers flowers to all the ladies in the marina every day.
And every day ends with a beautiful sunset.
And that, my friends, is why there are so many cruisers that came to Marathon, intended to spend a couple weeks, and stayed for decades.