We got the boat ready to leave today.  Emptied waste tanks, filled water tanks, oil change, new cooling water engine pump installed and a few other projects.  Gerry stopped by to say good by and we left Miami.  Our weather window closed up and we will not be crossing to the Bahamas for at least a week.  You have to have southerly winds to match the north flowing gulf or it is just too rough.  But there are fun places to go so we are not too upset.  

We crossed the Biscayne Bay to Key Biscayne.  The first of the Florida keys and anchored in No Name Harbour.  We lucked out with a good anchor spot.  This place can get busy on a weekend.  And we lucked out with live Christmas music be played!!!  It was great.  We set the anchor and jumped into the water to freshen up.  Then made "Cheese burgers in Paradise"  Fresh home made buns with no lettuce no tomato, but had ketchup, relish, mayo and of course cheese.  It was amazing.  As we ate our dinner, we lucked out once again as there was a Christmas boat parade.  About 30 boats came into the little harbour (really just an area for anchoring, no docks) and did a loop.  The boats were all decorated and had 100's of people on them.  Hard to take pictures of lights at night.   But we tried.
Now we are peacefully anchored with our new chain(old chain was fine, but not long enough, this is almost double the length).  We hung up our Christmas stockings and put up some lights  only 10 more days till Christmas.

- 21.  We were looking at the weather forceast for Alliston Ontario the other day.
The HIGH was -15 C (5 F)degrees and the low was -21(-6 F).
That is way too cold.  We had a low of 25 C  (75 F) at the same time!

To all our friends back north, we feel for you.  Good luck.  don't stick your tongue to anything metal.