December 20, 2009
By mid december we had decided to head for key west for christmas, heading west across the FLorida peninsula via the okeechobee waterway to Ft Myers and then south to the keys. However we got news that Dickie’s dad wasn’t well, so we decided to head back to Ireland and the UK for christmas and the new year. We had a great time, and caught up with family and friends in spite of the bad weather: there was a lot of snow which caused chaos across both countries, but we still managed to get in some good walks, bray head, the seafront, lovely isle of man hills and hampshire fields in the snow. We also enjoyed the novelty of living on land for a few weeks after 5 months aboard harmony eg. square beds (not v-shaped), running water, unlimited power, flushing toilets, but not having cell phones and regular internet access was a bit of a shock, like being back in the 90s!
We stayed a month and it was very hard to leave.