Finally got to go sailing again!! We just went for the day. This is looking back from sailing away from the marina:
We caught five fish, but threw them all back. We don’t know what this one is:
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:
Every night, everyone takes pictures of the sunset. Flip took this picture of people taking pictures:
This next photo credit also goes to Flip:
This one is mine:
We drove to Key West today. This is the beach at Key West on the ocean. It was more colorful than my photo shows.
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.
We saw lots of endangered Key Deer in Big Pine.