We start this post on the 17th of April, a Wednesday. We continue a sail from Staniel Cay to Highbourne Cay. We arrived a little after midday. That night we enjoyed a dinner consisting of jerk chicken, squash, rice, and broccoli. I think of this as an early birthday dinner because it was SO good! Afterwards I cleaned the dishes and blew the conch horn at sundown. We were getting excited because we thought we’d possibly see the fabled green flash. That night I made a chocolate cake for my birthday celebration the next day.
The next day I woke up very late and by that time we were already going at a quick speed heading towards Key West. My mom setup an area in the salon for me that was similar to a bed and hand hanging pieces of paper that read something similar to: Happy 13! She also laid out some presents for me. I got some GoPro supplies, art supplies, books, and candy. I spent the entire day laying down in that area and reading whilst eating candy. It was great! Until that night…
After midnight the rocking got really bad and I couldn’t fall asleep because I got really scared.
Thankfully we arrived in Key West a few hours later and attached to a mooring ball. We didn’t go inland that day because everyone was exhausted! We debated ordering a pizza and picking it up but my dad didn’t trust me to drive the dinghy over to get it.
On Saturday Eric, my mom, and I discovered the island and checked out may interesting historical spots. We saw six-toed cats at Ernest Hemmingway’s house from before he died, we saw the southernmost spot of the U.S. and we spent time in Mallory square. Throughout this my dad worked in a bar that we ate at for lunch. It was a great week if you count out my seasickness.