Since we are meeting our friends in the Dry Tortugas later this week, we decided to use the Memorial Day holiday to our advantage and head south to anchor out in the Keys prior to that. Our first stop along the way was to anchor at Cape Roman near Marco Island. We didn’t get to Cape Romano until late in the evening and it was an extremely low tide so were unable to get into the little anchorage. We tried anchoring on the Gulf of Mexico right off the famous dome homes but the current was going one way and the wind the other making what would have been an unpleasant night. We decided to cruise about another hour south and tuck in behind a shoal which gave us much better protection for the evening.
The next morning we were off early to head to the Content Keys. The Content Keys is a very popular spot for mini lobstering season and we’d been there several times for just that. This time around, Randy and Corey wanted to try a spear fishing spot that they got from a friend. They were only able to spear 1 hogfish but it was certainly tasty. We stayed two nights at the Content Keys before heading to Jewfish Basin near Key West.