We are nearing the end of a warm and relaxing three weeks at Stock Island Marina Village in Key West, working, biking, walking, doing boat maintenance, taking dinghy rides, and building friendships with dock neighbors.
We keep Dinghy #3 tied to R&R’s swim platform so we can easily dinghy out to restaurants, uninhabited keys, or just out the channel to see sunset over the Atlantic. Rhonda is becoming a daunting dinghy driver!
Our friend and dock neighbor Dave often fishes in the Atlantic from his dinghy. He usually catches red snapper and such for dinner, but this week he returned with a big biting barracuda!
Dave suggested that we bring a net plus a club and a gaff for the big ones, which reminded me of Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea, which I bought and read recently after our tour of the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum in Key West. With our new Ugly Sticks and fishing licenses we are angling to become fully functional fishers!