Island Hopper departed Marathon, Florida at 8:00 AM. Sunny high 80's light wind 5 - 10, seas 1 -2. Island Hopper arrived in Key Biscayne at 2:30 PM It was a wonderful day on the water. After arriving at the Key Biscayne Yacht Club the crew walked to the town area.
Once upon a tine, these barrier islands were an outpost for fisherman and sailors, pirates and salvagers, soldiers and settlers. The 95 foot Cape Florida Lighthouse stood tall during Seminole Indian battles and hurricanes Coconut plantations covered two thirds of Key Biscayne, and there were plans as far back as the 1800s to develop the picturesque island as a resort for the wealthy. Fortunately, the state and the county governments set so much land aside for parks, and both keys are now home to top ranked beaches, and golf, tennis, softball, and picnicking facilities. The long and winding bike paths that run through the islands are favorites for in-line skaters and cyclists. Incorporated in 1991, the village of Key Biscayne is a hospitable community of 10,500; Virginia Key remains undeveloped at the moment, making these two playground islands especially family friendly
They ate dinner at the La Croisic, a french owned restaurant. The meal was very French and absolutely fabulous. Life is good!