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Old 07-03-2012, 20:59   #1
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Retiring in few months so now time to start reading up, getting boat above Gilligan's pay grade while getting ready for that cruise of a lifetime. Great Lakes to Marathon Key.
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Old 07-03-2012, 21:07   #2
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Why stop at Marathon. There's more to see over the horizon.

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Old 07-03-2012, 21:10   #3
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Why stop at Marathon. There's more to see over the horizon.

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Our summer home is there.
After the fall who knows where might end up.
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Old 07-03-2012, 21:19   #4
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Our summer home is there.
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Summer home in Marathon? Isn't that a bit backwards. Summer = heat, mosquitoes, hurricanes. Winter in the Great Lakes = snow, cold, blizzards and did I mention snow?
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University Professor in Chicago. During summer there is millions of kids everywhere out of school and looking for trouble. The magic word is "Peaceful". Great scuba around.
In Marathon we have only us on our beach.
In Chicago there would be 2,500 people in the same area which would make it very tough to fish!
And you would probaly get shot for trying to cast and hooking someone without a sense of humor!
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Sorry. message was intended for another thread.
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Ah Chicago, I lived there in 2000 into 2001 & I absolutely loved it. Although I am an Aussie born & bred in Sydney it was amongst the best 12 months of my life. Just loved Lake Michigan, where I used to walk & rollerblade and walk up to Wrigley field to see a Cubs game or go to Lincoln Park or to Allstate for a Blackhawks game, the choice of all the different rock concerts & the tickets were so cheap to what I was used to.

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University Professor in Chicago. During summer there is millions of kids everywhere out of school and looking for trouble. The magic word is "Peaceful". Great scuba around.
In Marathon we have only us on our beach.
In Chicago there would be 2,500 people in the same area which would make it very tough to fish!
And you would probaly get shot for trying to cast and hooking someone without a sense of humor!
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The realities of life and career once again interfere with sailing and recreation. But one benefit, diving usually much better in the summer.

I haven't been diving in the Keys for years. How are the reefs doing? Last time I was there the continuing loss in hard corals over time was depressing.
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Welcome aboard Sailing Lady,
Enjoy that retirement cruise, and may it be the first of many.
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