We waited for high tide at Marcos Island around 17:00 and headed out in 10-12 knots of wind - perfect sailing. Kari drove for several hours through a beautiful sunset and the falling night. It was a quarter moon and a very clear night. Around midnight the wind started to drop and we were making less than 3 kts so we started the engine. As the night wore on and the moon set, mist started coming in dropping the visibility to about a mile. We could barely see the tall light towers off to the west and east and every now and then we saw shrimpers scooting away in the distance. A couple of boats passed us on starboard northward bound but no one got any where near us. As the sun rose we were approaching the northwest passage into Key West. We passed Sunset Island and the Cruise Liners tied up at Mallory Square and then headed over to the south end of Wisteria Island and dropped the hook at around 11:00. What a pretty place but we were fairly beat up so we immediately crashed for a couple of hours nap.