“We have become ‘do more better faster people’ … ‘Do more better faster people’ do not so much enjoy what they are doing, we simply do not know how to stop.”
The cruise up Hawk Channel from Rodriquez Key to Key Biscayne is only about 30 miles, but the two places are a world apart. Basically we went from a floating Benedictine Monastery of serenity at Rodriquez to a whitewater Woodstock at Key Biscayne!
As we passed the picturesque Cape Florida Lighthouse (above) with turquoise waters before it and an occasional sea turtle swimming by, we approached Key Biscayne. Mud Puddle Rose turned north around the lighthouse and we beheld over 200 boats on the sandbar, with more music blaring than Printer’s Alley in Nashville on a Saturday Night, more jet skis zipping around than cars at a NASCAR race, and more bikinis than a Hooter’s Calendar photo shoot.
We were very afraid that we made a terrible mistake … however, as the sun began to set, the Miami Armada left. Within an hour the anchorage was still and quiet, as just a few sailboats and another trawler were in view. Well, if ever you come to Miami on a Sunday afternoon and the town is empty, just take your boat to Key Biscayne and join the party! Now as the sun sits over our anchorage this morning, the water is again still and the seagulls are the only ones making music. The Bliss of St. Benedict returns!