Aug 012014
 
Not Sunset...

Not sunrise either. This is looking to the east at sunset. Taken from atop a cabin cruiser sitting in a boatyard. Really cool effect with rays reflecting back. Or it could have been a nuclear explosion. Still pretty cool. Capt. Fritter

Jul 302014
 

Beacon is working on restoring wifi to the marina I found out today. Actually, the tech person, Debbie, has been staying in touch with the marina. She will come down to install the equipment. Under severe interrogation by yours truly, Debbie fessed up and is using the tech call as an excuse to come to [...]

Jul 302014
 

I have this great idea for the next Pirates of the Caribbean movie. Curse of the Crappy Wifi. Capt. Jack Sparrow spends the entire movie sailing around the island of Key West in a failed search for a wifi signal. Based on a true story. When tech works it’s great, when it doesn’t, and your [...]

Jul 292014
 

The Fritter along with several other sites has been down all morning. The issue is with the DNS servers at Hostgator. They are working on it and the sites are slowly coming back online. Sorry for the outage. Capt. Fritter

Jul 282014
 

It’s that time once again everyone. The Keys are getting invaded by hordes of people in search of those delectable and hard to get tasty crustaceans known as Florida spiny lobsters. Yes, it’s Sportsman Season again, or Mini Season, or whatever you want to call it. The basic idea is this: Before the commercial lobster [...]

Jul 252014
 

All this time you thought I was out having fun.  Roaming about the island, braving the heat, putting up with the urban outdoorsmen.  In reality, I was gathering information for my nefarious and cunning plan.  To put together a usable Guide To Key West.  This thing took a lot of work I’ll have you know. [...]

Jul 222014
 
Capt. Fritter's Guide To Key West...

It’s here!  The newest and bestest app ever from your’s truly. Capt. Fritter’s Guide To Key West is now up and ready for sale on the app store.  What is in this amazing slice of coded excellence you may ask?  Well, grab a slice of Key Lime Pie, sit back, and read away.  And crank up your [...]

Jul 202014
 
Kayak 101...

I’ve made many a post here about kayaking and stand up paddle boards.  In fact, my post on starting a stand up paddle board business that I wrote 2 years ago remains my top searched post of all time.  OF ALL TIME!  But, for the rest of the great unwashed, I may have been remiss [...]

Jul 182014
 

That’s right everybody, our long, island nightmare is about to come to an end.  The North Roosevelt Project, a source of disappointment and woe is now in the final phases of completion.  It looks like almost all the paving is done and now crews are finishing up the sidewalks, redoing some of the intersections and [...]

Jul 162014
 
Living Aboard:  A New Chapeau...

That’s French for hat thingy.   One of the essential clothing items a true island denizen should have is a wide brim hat.  It keeps the sun off your delicate head, protects you from the rain, and you look cool.  Well, you think you look cool.  That’s all that really matters. Anyways, for the last [...]

Cow Key Channel…

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Jul 142014
 
Cow Key Channel...

You read many a post here that mentions Cow Key Channel but many of you have not been here to the end of the world and may not know much about the surrounding area.  So, to solve the mystery, here is what all the hubbub is about. Cow Key Channel is a narrow waterway that [...]

Jul 132014
 
Another Day, Another Rescue...

But this time Frank the urban outdoorsman was not involved.  Nope, this time it was a couple of kayakers.  Grab some popcorn and listen to the story. On Saturday afternoon I was sitting on the dock at Cow Key Marina resting after a hard morning.  I had to get up at 5:30am and get to the [...]

Jul 082014
 

This being a new craze that has taken root across our fair land.  It’s called “Rollin’ Coal” and it ranks right up there as one of the stupidest, if not dangerous fads we have seen in recent years.  And that’s saying a lot considering how stupid this country has gotten.  What is rollin’ coal? It’s [...]

Jul 082014
 

Not that I would know.  I ain’t got any damn kids.  But I do have all you Fritter fans out there and every once in awhile, one of you takes another step in the right direction when it comes to living minimally, living off the grid, and generally changing one’s life for the more better. [...]

Jul 052014
 
A Keysy Kind Of 4th...

I rarely do much on any holiday and this 4th of July was no exception.  The island fills up with people, many of whom bring their big city attitudes and rude manners with them.  Rather than enjoy the laid back island time lifestyle we have come to embrace, many of these visitors are here to [...]

Jul 032014
 

Last month I wrote about the trials and tribulations an acquaintance of mine was having regarding his living accommodations.  Well, there has been some new developments in that story.  Would you like to hear about it?  Sure you would. Said acquaintance was given the heads up by his landlord that said rental property, where he [...]

Jul 012014
 
The Minimalist Budget: June...

Well, it’s getting more better.  June was a pretty benign month for expenses.  Nothing special here.  Rent, consumables, iPhone, and not much else.  I managed to get back below $1200 a month.  And for the year I am back under $50 a day.  If nothing unusual happens for the rest of the year, I should [...]

Jun 282014
 

I’m a firm believer in the fact that if you spend money with a corporation in exchange for goods or services, and you do not receive said goods or services, then you are entitled to get your money back.  It’s pretty simple.  If said goods or services are not available, for whatever reason, the corporation [...]