Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Low Country Boil

Low country startes in South Carolina and goes to Florida and is just that.  The boil starts with small round potatoes put into boiling water.  10 minutes later you add the sausage.  10 minutes later in goes the corn on the cob and the shrimp.  Ten minutes later you drain the whole thing and dump it on a table and people eat it with their fingers putting the shrimp sause on the table for dipping.  Now imagine this for 30 people.  Then when everyone is totally stuffed, another pot is dumped.  Since noone can move, the guitars, flute, gutbucket, mandoline and spoons are brought out and every one sings until it is time for dessert.  Oh yeah, all this is after a coctail and munchies hour.
Being cruisers, it all starts about 4 and ends about 9 (cruisers midnight).  I can't move.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

More treasure cay

Yesterday I went fishing. Out into the ocean until the debth got to be about 150 feet and the we drifted and tried to keep our lines on the bottom. We caught a 12 lb grouper, two strawberry grouper and several no name small fish. Not exactly killing them. Oh yes. We also caught half of another strawberry grouper. A 6 foot baracuda got the other half. He beat out the other 3 sharks that positioned themselves under our boat waiting.
This was the first time I had even heard of a strawberry grouper. A very pretty fish about 3 lbs. Huge mouth and covered with red spots...thus the name.
Got bach to the docks and cleaned the fish tossing the remains into the water when 4 large tarpon (one estimated to be 90 lbs) came along to be fed. Some of the guys tried to hook the tarpon just to see them run and jump. There was no hope of actually catching them.
By the way, grouper is delicious.
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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Treasure bay beach

No words necessary
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Monday, February 7, 2011

Paradise revisited

It is good that Lew has been adding a little something to the blog now and then - with lovely pictures.  The bougainvillea are lush this year... I guess it is all about the rain.  I am here too... but frustrated at the mostly off-again internet so I haven't tried to write for the blog much.  We're finally relaxing though.  It was hard to get here this year because of all the cold fronts in Florida.  Then Green Turtle was so quiet it was totally different from last years 10 weeks of parties and socializing.  Treasue Cay is absolutely lovely but how much can we write about swaying palm trees?  Check out other years' entries.  LOL  We're fine and hope you are too.  All the best to all of you from Florrie.

Grabbers bar on great guana

Sitting at the pool, having lunch. That is Harmony in the background. Then we left and sailed very slowly to Treasure Cay to meet up with old friends Emery and Patti.
Went to the fuel dock, filled up with diesel at $4.99 per gallon (5.13 for regular gas). Once again ripped off the port running light getting off the dock. Once again repaired it. Ahhhh.
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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Treasure cay

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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Great guana

Don't know if you can see the fish in 30 feet of water or not. We left Green Turtle this morning, went outside the Whale out to the dropoff and fished in 1000 feet of water then followed both the 400 foot line and the 200 foot line. Nada. Oh well. On to Great Guana and anchored. Google it.

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

13 feet deep starfish

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