Bahia Honda, FL

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The gap in the old Flagler Railroad bridge providing access
to the Bahia Honda State Park Anchorage and Beaches
We departed Key West with Wendy and Craig, after a great Super Bowl weekend and Duval Street explorations. The previous blog post showed the GREAT SAILING we had all the way north Bahia Honda State Park. We had planned to spend one day here, BUT….we stayed two nights due to the beautiful beaches, park setting and calm anchorage. 

While on anchor, we enjoyed live music and sing-alongs by Craig, beautiful sunsets, and one spectacular full moon rise right after sunset. We cooked delicious meals, enjoyed our great friends, and loved sharing the peaceful life aboard Island Spirit.

The best way to present the joy of these past few days is via my photographs…..thank you, Wendy and Craig, for being such wonderful friends….

Wendy and Craig Joined us in Key West, Fl
Homemade Bread, Key Lime Pie and Radeen’s Famous Cocoa Brownies
All baked on Island Spirit on a rainy morning
Departing Key West, FL, passing three Cruise Ships

Sailing Hawk Channel North, 35 NM to Bahia Honda State Park
Island Spirit anchored 100 yards off the beach at Bahia Honda
Island Spirit at anchor viewed from atop the Flagler Railroad Bridge
Flagler Railroad Bridge with the old road surface on top of the structure.
The original railroad tracks from 1912 are on the bottom..
Close up of the deteriorating road surface looking south towards Key West
Enjoying the sunsets from the Bahia Honda anchorage
Bahia Honda, Flagler Railroad Bridge Sunset
Wendy and Craig, enjoying the sunset and full moon rise at anchor
Live music provided by Craig, who is a very talented guitarist and singer
Wendy and Radeen enjoying the sunset and moon rise, Bahia Honda, FL
Walks on the beach with local wildlife
As close as we could get…. the egret launches into flight

Team Island Spirit walks the beach, while the butterflies work the flowers
Team Island Spirit jumped a local golf cart and toured the island…
Drive it like you stole it…..just kidding!
(Thank you to the friendly park manager, who kindly offered us the keys to her own private cart!)
Arriving back at Harbour Cay Club,
Craig entertains the fleet at the 5 o’clock Tiki Hut gatherings
A most beautiful full moon rise over Bahia Honda with reflections in the water
Viewed from Island Spirit, on anchor

What a terrific week with great friends, unexpectedly good sailing, delicious meals, many laughs and fun sharing new destinations. It was wonderful to share this cruising life with Wendy and Craig and to sail into new anchorages and then explore together. Life is so simple on a sailboat. We realize everyday how lucky we are to live this dream and to share it with good friends.

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