Sunshine Key Rv Resort and Marina, Ohio Key, Florida (high 81, low 73)
Our weather continues to be perfect. There isn’t much variation from day to day. It’s in the low 80’s during the daytime, and low 70’s at night. I’m always surprised how consistent the weather is here. Some people might get bored with the consistency, but not us.
So, how do you spend Super Bowl Sunday in the Keys?
Well, we started out with some coffee and computer time, then a walk around the island. Once the sun comes up, it starts getting pretty warm inside, so we have to turn on the AC pretty early. I love the cool mornings, but they just don’t last long enough. I’m not complaining though.
It looked like a pretty good day for a kayak trip, but just to be sure we walked over and looked. We are close to the water, but can’t see if from our site. It’s so nice to be close enough to check out the conditions first. We can also tell whether to launch on the Atlantic or Bay side.
Sometimes you get that perfect day, where the winds and currents are light and the water is crystal clear. Unfortunately, those days are rare, and yesterday was not one of those days.
We decided the beach launch site was a little choppy, so we opted to launch from the marina, which is blocked from the wind a little. The water in the marina was very clear, but since the tide was high, we couldn’t see all the tropical fish in the mangroves.
We headed out of the channel and again found some pretty strong currents. I don’t know what’s up with all the strong currents. It’s not supposed to be like that without a full moon.
We paddled over to the old dilapidated dock. It’s not safe to walk on, but no one told the cormorants.
When we kayak in the Keys, we like to putz around and look at the fish and birds. More floating, than paddling. Unfortunately, the current kept trying to take us out to sea, so we couldn’t relax much.
The water wasn’t real clear either, so we looked for a place to sit back and relax.
It looks like Al found one.
His thinking was that he would take a short nap, and I would watch to make sure he didn’t drift too far. Wrong. If he’s taking a nap, I want one too!
We decided to head towards the Atlantic side, going underneath the bridge.
We got underneath the bridge and headed towards the Atlantic side, but soon realized it was pretty choppy there too.
We puttered around this area for a while and found some pretty blue water.
We stayed out a few hours, then decided to go home and have a late lunch. I made another BLT on Cuban bread. Yummy.
After lunch, we went into town for some wings (real ones, not vegan substitutes) for Super Bowl. He had planned on fresh Key West shrimp, but they guy that normally sells them at the flea market wasn’t there. Darn.
When we got home, Al connected the new boat lights, and after a bit of tinkering, we have trailer lights again. Yay.
While he did that I read a little more of my Steve Jobs book. What an interesting guy he was. He wasn’t always the nicest person, but he was definitely interesting.
By this time it was time for the big game, so we went inside. Al watched the game, and I went to “my room” and watched a movie. I’m one of the few people in America that isn’t interested in watching the Super Bowl. I watched Bruno Mars this morning, and the best commercials I’ve already watched on Facebook.
So, that’s how you spend Super Bowl Sunday in the Keys.
Tomorrow is the day we take our boat for it’s new motor. We are very anxious to get it back so that we can get it out on the water. The kayaks are nice, but the boat is better.