Florida Keys (high 82, low 70)
We took it easy yesterday. We figured it was a good day to rest and chill out at home.
Later in the afternoon we decided to head up to Marathon Key and have a snack and happy hour. We ended up at the Castaways Grill. Al got a 5 beer sampler (very small glasses) and some wings. I got nacho’s and two mixed drinks. It was okay, but we ended up spending nearly $50 by the time we figured in a tip. Whew…too expensive for happy hour. We won’t go back. It was on the water (on a dock) but you couldn’t really see the water and there was no sunset so it wasn’t worth it to us.
We did a lot of walking around the rv park yesterday. We like the fact that we are on an island, and there are lots of interesting things to see when you go for a walk. You can walk on a fishing bridge on either side of the island, or you can walk through the marina, or just around the campground and see the water there too. We like walking on the fishing bridges and looking down at all the marine life. The water is so clear you can see quite a ways down. You see different things on high and low tides.
Here is a Cormorant that appeared to be “snorkeling”. He just kept his head down and watched for his dinner.
Ever so often he would take a dive.
Then we got lucky and saw a good sized Spotted Leopard Ray…
Not the best picture, but remember I was standing on a bridge looking down.
They are incredible creatures and we’ve been lucky enough to see a few of them while scuba diving.
They are gentle creatures and so graceful as they swim along.
We saw lots of other various types of rays.
The sunset from the campground was pretty last night.
We called it a day and even though we didn’t do too much, we were tired. I guess it’s all this fresh sea air.
The winds seem to have quieted down, so we’re hoping for a kayak trip today around the island.