It’s Been a Quiet Week in Key West

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!

We were the caboose in a dinghy train to Mud Key
After-action debriefing
Dinghy at Dusk

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!

The man and the fish

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!

4 thoughts on “It’s Been a Quiet Week in Key West

    1. Good to hear from you, Neil! Dave fileted the barracuda and said that it was delicious, but we did not taste it. Hope you and Lisa are well. Our adventure continues! John and Katy, and Erika, arrive at Key West airport late tonight for a few days in the Keys. We really look forward to seeing them!

  1. Rick,
    l am not the envious type but that picture of you and Rhonda cruising around in the dinghy sure has me wishing I was not stuck in Indiana right now. Looks like you are having a great time.

    1. Hi, Alan! Thanks for your comment. We sure have enjoyed hanging out here in Key West. And since our dinghy adventures encouraged us to start fishing, we could really use some of your expert angling advice.

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