14 March 2010

Islmorada Journal 2010...Day 75


Last Post from the Keys...for this Year
[Actually, there will be two more posts...of people, and then of places and things that have made this year's Islamorada Journal fun to do.]

Sunday is our last full day. Monday we'll be on the road by about 0700 on the way to catch the AutoTrain.

Saturday I took the boat back to the Marina for storage. Of course, it was blowing like mad out on the water. This first shot shows the difference in the color of the water in our canal compared to the water in Snake Creek. With the wind howling in over Florida Bay from the west, and then right up the Creek, the sediment is churned up substantially.

You can get a pretty good idea of the wind speed by looking at how a large flag is flying. If it stands straight out from the flagpole, as this one is, it means the winds are at least 20 mph.

The ride over went well enough...just got splashed on my right arm a couple of times when really big waves smacked the side of the boat.

Couldn't get a picture, but once again this year a dolphin came to say goodbye. That's two years in a row now that I've seen one on the day I take the boat back to the Marina.

Even the egrets were hiding from the winds [and in this case hanging around a bait shop hoping for a handout].

The guides' boats at World Wide Sportsman were all in the rack. No day today to take a small boat out on the water.

So, that's it for this year, folks. Our next post to this blog, God willin' an' the crick don't rise, will be from Connecticut as we get Shoo-Fly 3 back on the water to take on the mighty striped bass.

We're looking forward to seeing our family and friends.

Thanks to all of you who followed this blog and left comments for us.

Capt. Skip


He Wouldn’t Dare!

"Today, ESPN's Outdoor Executive Editor apologized for how the story was presented, saying the article was actually a commentary.

"While it's not accurate to report the Obama administration is going to stop recreational fishing like this, it is true that the President has appointed an Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force. The task force is responsible for developing a national policy and strategy to conserve and manage our oceans, coasts and Great lakes."


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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