Sunday, March 6, 2016

Finally got to go sailing again!!  We just went for the day. This is looking back from sailing away from the marina:DSCN0333


We caught five fish, but threw them all back.  We don’t know what this one is:DSCN0345

If you notice in the previous 2 pictures, the water changed from green to blue.This is because the water around the reef is shallower, usually between 20 – 35 feet.  We sailed further southwest and got into the Gulf stream. Here the water was over 300′.  Once in the Gulf stream, the water turned deep blue.


This is a grouper:DSCN0342


Every night, everyone takes pictures of the sunset.  Flip took this picture of people taking pictures:photogs


This next photo credit also goes to Flip:feet


This one is mine:SatSunset

Sunday, February 28, 2016

We drove to Key West today. This is the beach at Key West on the ocean.  It was more colorful than my photo shows.

KW Beach


I was not impressed with what I saw at Key West Cemetery.  (In other words, I didn’t get any good photographs)


For lunch, we split a cuban sandwich from Sandy’s Cafe:


We stopped by a dock, with lots of charter fishing boats, that advertised “TARPON FEEDING DAILY 12 – 1”.  Tarpon are large fish that the fishermen throw their scraps of fish to after they clean their daily haul.  Apparently, late February is not a good time to see this spectacle because we were told it was too cold for the fish.  I got a picture of these pelicans instead waiting for the scraps.




On the way back to Marathon, we made stops on Stock Island and Big Pine Key. We got a beer at Hog Fish Bar and Grill after walking around the marina close by.




Hog Fish Bar on Stock Island


We saw lots of endangered Key Deer in Big Pine.Key deer