13 March 2010

Islamorada Journal...Day 74


Did you ever see such a bright and shiny little boat?

I spent Friday morning cleaning Shoo-Fly 2.

She really wasn't that dirty; the fresh-water wash down we give her after each trip makes a world of difference.

There are environmentally safe cleaning products that work wonders on the mildew that tends to accumulate under hatches...but my favorite cleaning product is the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. If you don't know about this product, it's available at all major grocers...check it out.

So I got the boat ready for storage...and for potential buyers as we're putting her up for sale.

We went off to Lazy Days restaurant for early dinner. Had absolutely the best piece of blackened mahi-mahi I've ever eaten. The conch chowder was also terrific. My favorite Keys foods:

Conch chowder: Lazy Days
Blackened mahi: Lazy Days
Cole slaw: Lor-e-lei
KLP: Lor-e-lei
Dirty vodka martini: Snappers

It was a warm [74°] humid [98%] day which you can probably palpitate from the photo above which was shot from the back of the restaurant.

Click on any photo to enlarge.

Lazy Days's Bavarian Forest Cherry Cake desert.

Definitely a two-fork project.

Got back to the house and looked out on the dock! Oy vay!

Pelicans! All over my nice clean boat!

Shoo you rascals!

Did they do the maximum insult on the boat?



Chased the pelicans off. Rinsed the boat down.

Evening settled in for rain which fell off and on.

Two more days left...then we're off north to see how much the grandkids have grown.


Eagles Nesting on the Housatonic River

“Bald Eagles continue to solidify their talon-hold in Connecticut. A steadily increasing breeding population is centered on the Connecticut River watershed, but eagles now nest in the Housatonic and Quinnipiac river watersheds as well. They’re widespread in winter, with concentrations on the state’s two biggest rivers, but they can show up almost anywhere in winter. An eagle during any month of the year remains a majestic sight, but not an unexpected one.”

Waterbury Rep-Am

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.
Check these links for more information:
Connecticut Tourism;
Long Island Sound Resource Center;
Housatonic Valley Association;
Stratford, Connecticut;
Milford, Connecticut

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