We replaced the firebox in the grill. This is the only part of the grill that had corroded. I called Ducane (now owned by Weber) and they gave me this and some other parts FREE! The hard part was getting the old firebox out. Lot’s of colorful language. However, it ended well. Works great!
We just installed a new hot water heater. This one is a 40 gal. tank that replaces the on demand heater that had proved so unreliable. I had to build a platform above the pool equipment table to get it near the plumbing hook ups. I had a contractor build a cabinet for it so it will be protected from the elements (salt air).
Most of the seating is outdoors. There were a lot of thunderstorms around, so they sat us on the patio, under a roof, but outside. Everyone agreed the food (lunch menu) was very good. A little pricey, but not bad.
After lunch we moved around the corner to the outside bar and ordered a bottle of wine.
245 Front Street
Key West, FL 33040
The Wharf Bar & Grill took the place of the old Fish Cutters. It is really a great place. It has a lot of open air seating right along a canal with lots of working boats.
It is located at the far eastern end of Summerland Key, just before the bridge.
You can pull right up in your boat, as we did when Eric decided to just meet the girls at the restaurant rather than return home and get them.
The food is great. I love the Conch Chowder, which is as thick with ingredients as any you’ll get. Extensive menu, lots of other stuff available.
There is now an outdoor bar too.
Do not call the waitress “sweetie.”
25163 Overseas Highway
Summerland Key, Florida 33042
I just repainted the Guest Bathroom cabinets and walls. The cabinet finish was very worn. On a suggestion of a friend, I painted the cabinets a dark gray and the walls a light gray, to go with the existing pink tile that did not get changed. It looks very nice. The toilet paper holder is now a fixture that matches the towel bars.
Acting on another suggestion from the same friend, the huge 4′X 4′ mirror over the sink has been replaced by a decorative mirror from Pier 1. It has a cracked mother-of-pearl border that has grays and pinks in it.
I also re-caulked the countertop and sink. A new faucet is on the way. If it gets here before I leave I will install it and update this post.
After that, some coastal drawer and cabinet pulls that I don’t have time to have shipped this visit, and then some art work on the walls, and we are done!
The “Bionic Hips and Knees Kayak.” Not a team made in heaven. Look at the expression of the paddler in the back. He spent the rest of the week kicking the yellow kayak. We decided to switch front paddlers to avoid blood shed. Things got worse as the pairs were now man and wife. After counseling there was no permanent damage to the relationship.
We started and ended at the Niles Channel boat ramp on Summerland Key. The trip was abbreviated from the planned itinerary due to crew exhaustion and failure to paddle in a straight line.