04 March 2010

Islamorada Journal 2010...Days 64, 65

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Tuesday: Squall blew through Islamorada.



Then the sun broke through bringing colder weather.



Tuesday evening Wayne cooked dinner for us.

He ever gets tired of guiding fishermen he's got a fallback occupation.



Wednesday morning: Snow on the flyrod.

Just kidding, of course.

Wayne and I tried to fish.

Winds were 20-25 out of the west making Bay-side fishing impossible. We went out to the barracuda hole, Atlantic side; saw no barracudas. Wind was sucking all the water away from the shoreline so we couldn't get in very close without high-siding the boat...so we moved out a bit, but wind was so brutal once we were 100 yards off the lee shore that we gave up and went into Snake Creek. Caught a few small mangrove snappers. Gave up and motored back to the house.

HEADLINES

More wind and near-record cold in the forecast.

Reports of palm trees around Florida dying from the cold weather.

Rumors of a ski resort being planned for Orlando, Florida.

Miami, Florida to seek selection as site for 2018 Winter Olympics.

EMTs in Ocala, Florida to receive training on treating frostbite.

Homeless people in Key West, Florida petition State Department for permission to emmigrate to Cuba.


[The first two are true.]

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Maine Lobster Harvest Sets Record


“PORTLAND, Maine — State lobstermen had a record harvest in 2009, but the value of the catch continued to plunge amid the sour global economy.

“Lobstermen caught 75.6 million pounds last year, up 8 percent from 2008, the Department of Marine Resources announced Monday.

“But the value of the catch fell $23 million, to $221.7 million.

NHRegister.com

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If Global Warming Isn’t a Crock, Connecticut’s In for It!


“It's near the turn of the 22nd century, and much of coastal Fairfield is underwater, leaving the town's once-bustling beaches a distant memory, along with roads and homes.

“Along the Connecticut shoreline, it's a similar scenario as the rising waters of Long Island Sound cover marshlands and low-lying areas, threatening homes, transportation arteries and sewage treatment plants.”

Stamford Advocate.com

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Aggressive Hawk Attacks Five in Stonington, CT

“Authorities said an aggressive red-tailed hawk has attacked at least five people recently in a Connecticut town, including a woman who needed medical care after being cut on the head.”

StarTribune.com

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Don’t forget, a saltwater fishing license is now required to fish the marine waters of Connecticut. You can purchase one from your local bait & tackle shop, such as Newtown Bait & Tackle, or at Town/City Hall.
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Check these links for more information:
Connecticut Tourism;
Long Island Sound Resource Center;
Housatonic Valley Association;
Stratford, Connecticut;
Milford, Connecticut

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