Blue Turtle Cruising

Labor Day weekend at Cayo Costa

Labor Day weekend wouldn’t be the same without spending time with my parents ands friends at Cayo Costa State Park. ¬†Traditionally, we’re usually at Cayo Costa for Memorial Day and Labor Day. We were missing Nick and Holly this time since they were in the Keys fishing and lobstering. Our typically rainy weather actually held off for most the weekend, leaving us with sunny skies and hot days. Most of the weekend was spent at the beach, in the water or fishing (for the boys). Corey and Randy caught a couple of keeper redfish which my parents grilled on Sunday night. Everyone brought a dish to Ron and Mary’s boat and we had a feast!

Our flotilla for Labor Day weekend (Blue Turtle, Royal Tease, Island Time and Mystique)
Our flotilla for Labor Day weekend (Blue Turtle, Royal Tease, Island Time and Mystique)
Cayo Costa sunset
Cayo Costa sunset
Corey's keeper redfish that became our dinner Sunday evening
Corey’s keeper redfish that became our dinner Sunday evening

Between the crazy-hot weather and the chance of thunderstorms popping up out of nowhere, we decided to drive the boat from below for our trip there as well as back. This definitely has it’s advantages since we run the generator and the air conditioning. It’s pretty nice to cruise from the comfortable cabin in which we live.

Corey and Randy captain Blue Turtle from the lower helm in the comfort of the air conditioned cabin

We arrived home on Monday afternoon (Labor Day) and had time to clean up the boat and do some laundry before heading to a pool party with the marina’s residents. Mary Kay treated us to her wonderful cooking of paella and grilled snapper. Sometimes you have to think, “Life doesn’t get much better than this”.

Labor Day pool party at Snook Bight
Labor Day pool party at Snook Bight
Mary Kay's fabulous paella and grilled snapper
Mary Kay’s fabulous paella and grilled snapper

Here are some additional photos of the weekend:

1 thought on “Labor Day weekend at Cayo Costa”

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.