Originally Posted by Therapy
Where do you sit for three days?
We're 53', draw 6' and couldn't fit inside the anchorage area of the harbor - it's pretty full right now too. We stayed just north of the R/G buoyed channel leading into Boot Key. When the weather
is from the south through west there, it's pretty terrible there. It wasn't bad for 2 days of northern wind
but when it shifted to the south, it got bumpy. A better alternative would have been to go on the bay side.
We anchored at the Boot Key North Channel anchorage marker (in that area).
to consider are Fanny Keys, Pretty Joe Rock, Rachel Key (more north and east). If you're shallower draft
, check out the Sister Creek anchorage too. I just took my dinghy
through there today (we take our dogs
swimming at the beach every morning) and it was pretty filled up too but it's a nicely protected area if you can fit.
Today is a good example of the issue here - winds are south/southwest now and for most of the day. Tonight they're predicted to change to the north/northwest. The only place to get well-protected from those shifting winds is inside the harbor.