Arrival HCC

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Docked under a Palm tree w/Christmas Lights up

Destination #1 for this year’s winter voyage has been reached! On Dec 11th, we arrived at Harbour Cay Club, a private marina where our good friend and fellow Island Packet Owner, Capt. Jim owns one of the 24 slips. The unused slips are rented on a weekly or monthly basis to others when available. This club is lovely, with beautifully maintained landscaping, a sunset Tiki Hut, comfortable club house with a second floor condo for rent, laundry room, bath house and free ice machines! This place will SPOIL you for any other marina, making it difficult to move on from here. We have one month booked and our plan is to sail back up to Miami on Jan. 15, where we will que up for our Exuma Bahamas run. For now, we will enjoy a peaceful Christmas and New Year’s. The owners make us feel so welcome here at HCC!

Our Luncheon gathering:
Keith, Blanca, Michele, Radeen, Capt Jim, Carol & Mike
Radeen’s cruiser bike. Thank you CAREY

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While here, we always make a list of boat jobs and spend much of our time working on the boat, riding bike, enjoying the Tiki Hut Sunsets and Libations at 1700 hrs, and just relaxing. When moving the boat everyday for 40+ days and 1,300 nautical miles, it is really nice to simply STOP. That is exactly what we planned and it is exactly what we are doing.

We enjoyed a small Island Packet group luncheon in the Lanai with Mike and Carol, IP31 NOMAD, Keith and Blanca IP31 TRUE LOVE, Capt Jim and Michele IP29 FORTUNA and Radeen and Hayden IP35 ISLAND SPIRIT. What a great afternoon with representation from services such as… Marines, Army, and the Miami Police. Our IP fleet is so interesting!

Here are some photos of the current activities.

It is HOT and SUNNY here in Marathon, so we deploy our sunshade
and side drops to block the western sun.
Harbour Cay Club Christmas Party: Keith, Blanca, Capt Jim and Michele
A lanai luncheon overlooking Island Spirit, what a great place 

The IP Battle Flag is raised.
Merry Christmas to Everyone from Harbor Cay Club
Island Spirit with Christmas Lights UP
Radeen the Christmas ELF is very busy wrapping and making presents
The Galley of a Christmas Elf making FUDGE, Hot COCOA Mix and Cookies

We are really enjoying ourselves here and we wish everyone a peaceful and calm Christmas season.

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Our hearts and prayers go out to our fellow citizens of Connecticut as we all take time to grieve this horrific tragedy. The United Way of Western Connecticut has set up a fund to take donations to help the families. If you want to help, please see these pages:

  1. United Way Direct Donation page: https://newtown.uwwesternct.org/
  2. The United Way of Western Connecticut:  http://www.uwwesternct.org/
  3. Check donations may be mailed to:
    Sandy Hook School Support Fund
    c/o Newtown Savings Bank
    39 Main Street
    Newtown CT 06470
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