Saturday, February 28, 2009

friendly manatee comes right up and hangs with us

Some past shipmates were visiting Key West from Canada nd through me a line. He said bet we can't surpass last time, we had landed over 80 fish, wow I said, lets see what we can do and off we went. The wind was blowing pretty good and we did some rocking. So we tucked in behind the reef, hit the water and made our way through a huge school of barracuda. As if to say excuse me or pardon me like when walking through a large crowd, the barracuda parted letting us by, Visibility was good and we had a grand swim .

We went to a nice calm spot for some fishing landing 40 or so fish enjoying the good life, listing to some tunes and slamming fish left and right, with the sun shinning and blue sky beaming. Later at my tarpon feeding spot ,we hand feed some hungry giants, see the video below

Monday, February 23, 2009

super fun wild snorkel &fish fun on the atlantic

25 min shark battle at the Safety Harbor channel

Spectacular snorkeling at the reef as usual


Sunday, February 15, 2009

Super calm day on the Atlantic, after the fog left

We had a nice calm day of snorkeling and fishing my crew went home with dinner .

Saturday, February 14, 2009

found some ladys wanting to see the reef realy badly

As we looked about the reef it was not the clearest, but we made the best of it coming across a set of love birds, angel fish consumed with one another. They mate for life, only fitting since it is Valentines day to come across this chance rendezvous. Its nice to be in Key West, come join me the waters warm and calm.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

I rented a car and drove to San Leon, TX. to get my 48' Ocean I bought on ebay. Piloted her from Texas for 17 days and finally reached Key West...............................

Dolphins raced toward us, from the distant I could see dolphins racing towards my bow and every 100 feet I could see them jumping in the air. They were making haste, totally focused on their goal, my bow. The dolphins were loving the hull of the yacht as it skimmed through the water almost effortlessly. At times dozens came, even if they saw me they hung out with the Dolphin lady. Birds like angels soared all around us. The sky at night showed the moon, the stars and nothing at all. Each night I would waited 45 minutes for the moon to show itself after the sun had set at the end of the day.

Days bleed into nights, thick fog consumed everything. We passed the oil wells at night off Texas with their scary warning horns, the noise was like the sirens of Greek mythology calling out. These monsters in the night, unlit, half wrecked oil wells that had been damaged from Ike, reached out like jaws of a salivating hungry beast wanting to wreck my plastic boat. Waiting just beneath my feet at night 10 to 20 miles out at sea, saying my prayers.

The ports I went to were real nice, the towns peoples' accents in Louisiana and Mississippi rubbed of on me. They are really fun to speak to, good people and hard workers. It was amazing to see the industry, like the process the oil goes through to get to you, the huge machines and people who bust their butts and running them behind the scenes, to make it possible for us to have oil that we greedily consume.