Apr 032013
 

Yesterday afternoon a gaggle of 8 to 10 manatees came rooting around the docks here.  They were milling around uncomfortably close to my little boat here.  Do ya think maybe they found out about….manatee fritters?  Are they going to come back in the middle of the night and pull a Moby Dick, or a Moby Manatee, and bash my boat to shreds sending me and the cats to a watery grave?

Might be time to sharpen up the old harpoon.

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These next two images are of some tarpon swimming by.  They are all through the marina here.  These are pretty small at 2′ to 3′ in length.  The biggin’s get upwards of 5′ or better.

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And finally, a line of boats along the docks.  One of these is the Fritter.  Can you guess which one?

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It ain’t the big ones.

Capt. Fritter

Them manatee could take me out in a heartbeat if they had a mind to.

  5 Responses to “Should I Be Worried?…”

  1. Great pics! What a great site to see right outside your door! You’re a lucky guy! Do they come around a lot?
    Have a question about bookin a kayak tour…can we book a few days ahead of time while we are in KW? We just got our condo and flights for the week of May 4th but not sure which day we would like to do a tour.
    Thanks Capt!
    Erin

    • You can book anytime but the sooner the better. They have been getting pretty busy.
      C. F.

  2. how amazing! two great minds swimming together . . . or whatever they say.
    i have just written a post to post tomorrow. and it’s on those same gorgeous creatures . . . manatees!
    to think you live where you can see them like that! up close and personal ! WOW.
    my post has pictures too. but yours you got to take yourself ! right out your back door so to speak.
    how cool is that? very cool.
    and i love that little conch republic fritter tucked in there. very yar. well. i bet it is.

  3. Hi,,,,,you should publish on Amazon’s Kindle….no isbn needed….Amazon uses their own at no cost to you….would love to read your book there