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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Crazy boat option



My lovely wife and I have a couple more days in the campground in Key Largo. After that, who knows? The Keys are booked solid. In fact, the site next to us was double booked. However, I keep checking for last minute cancellations. Last year we put together a week of camping in the Keys that way, but it's tighter this year. Maybe it's the low price of gas or the snow up north, or both.

We do have one crazy option. We could go stay in a marina in the 12 foot boat. Today my lovely wife and I tried to see if we could both fit in the cabin. We totally can, and it's not too bad. She laid down some 2'X2' foam floor pads and it's pretty comfortable. If we put our self inflating camping pad on that it would be really comfy. Considering marinas charge by the foot, it might be worth it.

Flamingo has openings, but that's because the mosquitoes at night are down right evil. It's not bad during the day, but as soon as the sun comes down, you can hear the buzzing. They come in needle first like darts. However, we just fitted a no-see-um netting in the back of the van. With a fan going it's very pleasant. I like Flaiming more than my lovely wife does, so we'll see what happens.

There are other options a bit further upstate, so we'll find something.


-Sixbears

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    1. Working on them. Still haven't decided where to go next..

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  2. With a van and a boat the world is your campground.

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    1. There are a lot of options, but it is the crazy busy season here in FL.

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  3. I sure don't like 'skeeters! They can make the night miserable!

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    1. They sure can ruin a good night's sleep!

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  4. skeeters are like spring breakers

    "it is Florida"

    Wildflower

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    1. True enough, but there are almost none where I am now, so that's a good thing.

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  5. Sleeping in the boat makes sense to me. Saves you some $$$ and gives both of you some extra adventure in the bargain. Most backpacking tents are smaller than that.

    Some people swear by the propane unit Thermacell - say it is very effective.

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    1. My wife didn't like how the boat felt with us in the cabin on the water. If she's not comfortable it's not worth doing.

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