07 February 2009

Islamorada Journal 2009...Day 34

Sunday, 08 February: 0930:

It's a beautiful day in Islamorada: 63° and intermittent sun and clouds; was actually warm enough to sit out on the deck with coffee this morning...for the first time in a week.

Lasterday afternoon Caryl and I headed over to Manny & Isa's Restaurant for dinner. On the way we saw this flock of bats swarming over the creek next to Holiday Isle. Got to the restaurant only to find the place with a big "NO TRESPASSING" sign on the front door. Don't know if this is a function of the economy or if something else caused the place to close.

So we tucked into Island Grill and ate inside for a change as it was a bit chilly out on the deck. Blackened mahi-mahi. Meal was OK. The gal who waited on us was personable. She explained that between 4 pm and 5pm there's a shift change going on, which may explain the lackluster nature of the food. Can't complain about the view as we looked out over mangroves to the channel entrance to Snake Creek and then the Atlantic Ocean...next stop: Portugal.

Leaving the Grill we spotted this Tracker and thought maybe Bridget and Shannon had already arrived. Looks like they dropped in by parachute.

Last evening's sunset was not spectacular.

Sunday 1100: Caryl is off to shop/tag sale with Linda and Wayne's headed over here...looks like we're actually going fishing. Be interesting to see what kind of water we can get into that's out of the winds which are 18 kts. out of the east.

Tonight's sunset was quite a bit more splendid than last night's.

Today's fishing report will be in Monday's blog.

We did manage to find some fish.

Fish pix tomorrow.

Islamorada, FL; Everglades National Park; Florida Bay; Florida Keys; fishing; charters; vacations; travel

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