09 February 2009

Islamorada Journal 2009...Day 36

Tuesday, 10 February: 0840

It's another beautiful day in Islamorada: 70° and sunny skies; winds are fairly strong so small-craft advisories are posted for mainly east winds near 20 knots and gusty. Seas beyond the reef 5 to 7 feet...except higher in the Gulf Stream. Seas inside the reef 2 to 3 feet. Nearshore waters rough.

We didn't fish yesterday as I did the office eNewsletter in the morning [Issue 573] and then had a chiropractic appointment in the afternoon...plus it was pretty windy out.

Went over to Hanson's house for a while and we worked on some computer-related stuff: Hanson Carroll Photography

Got to see one of the amazing Keys Giant Squirrels. Beasts can grow to as much as 3.5 feet tall, weigh up to 55 lbs. This one was in our back yard munching on a coconut. When they run across your roof, sounds like an express train going over a trestle.

This is last evening's sunset just before...

...and just after the sun dipped below the horizon.

This is Christianne and Sophia, daughters of Chris and Leslie.

Writing at 8:00 pm: Matt, who's just arrived from Canada with Natalie and the children, came over with Wayne and we headed out onto Florida Bay, despite the winds.

We caught a bunch of fish including snappers [photo at right], trout, jacks, ladyfish, and...

...sheepshead [the one with the stripes]. More story and pix tomorrow.

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

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