May 192013
 

In fact, they continue on for quite a ways.  Across an area known as the Lakes, to the Marquesas, and then another 50 miles to the Dry Tortugas.  Yesterday, with Off The Beaten Path Key West, we took a charter out to one little island known as Boca Grande.  It sits in a marine preserve and has a popular sandy beach where boats come out and tie up, a shipwreck nearby that you can snorkel on, and is generally a really cool place to visit.  Just 12 miles west of Key West.

On this trip we went snorkeling, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, saw some dolphin, sea turtles, and some sharks.  It was a beautiful day with the water temp in the low 80’s , lots of sunshine , and good company.

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That is a 4 foot bull shark right along the beach.

That is a 4 foot bull shark right along the beach.

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That is what a 4 foot bull shark does to a fishing hook.  On his next cast, Chris hooked a spinner shark, about 5 or 6 feet long.  Spinners come out of the water and spin when hooked.  Hence the name.  It snapped some 35 pound test braided fishing line like it was nothing.

That is what a 4 foot bull shark does to a fishing hook. On his next cast, Chris hooked a spinner shark, about 5 or 6 feet long. Spinners come out of the water and spin when hooked. Hence the name. It snapped some 35 pound test braided fishing line like it was nothing.

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What did you do this weekend?  Trip to Home Depot or wallymart?  Work on the house?  Fix the car?  You are missing out on life people.  Go start living yourself some.

Capt. Fritter

  9 Responses to “The Keys Don’t End At Key West…”

  1. not hard to see what you love about it.
    yesterday it was 82 degrees here with 79% humidity . . . and no gorgeous ocean. 90’s today.
    apparently the sharks leave you alone. even though the one is cruising in the shallows.
    they only eat people out in the briney deep? LOL.
    well. not such a laughing matter i guess.
    my apologies to anyone reading this who’s had a bad encounter. not to be taken lightly.
    still. they’re magnificent creatures. and to see one in its OWN habitat ~ not an aquarium would be a treat!
    beautiful pictures captain! beautiful! am guessing you’re the one taking them?
    julia…
    maybe you should just go on down. and pay your debt off there! LOL!
    these pics have got to make you wanna do that!

    • Outstanding idea, Tammy! 🙂 I am actually going to be visiting The Captain’s stomping grounds in about 2 weeks! I will be scoping out the land and figuring things out while I’m there.

      • Hmmmm. Julia will be here in 2 weeks and so will the start of hurricane season. Coincidence? I think not.

        C. F.

  2. Fantastic pictures capt! Can’t wait to be there in a couple weeks!

  3. Bob and I stayed home to save money for our next trip to KW. We will be sure to do that boat trip through you. Looks amazing!!!!
    E

  4. What did I do this weekend? I crewed a sailboat for a regatta in…. Idaho. Yes, 55 degrees and 15 knot winds, but a good time and more sailing experience when I make the move down there in a few years. Now I have those house chores to get to….

  5. How often do you see bull sharks in your adventures? They’re badass sharks. Was anyone around or looking for these beasts?

    • Bulls are pretty common especially inshore. I’ve seen them while diving the reefs up in pennekamp park.
      What brought these sharks in was some idiots cleaning fish and throwing the carcasses in the water right where people were swimming.
      Bull sharks are known to be aggressive so you do need to be careful around them.
      C. F.