The Other Side Of Mini Season…

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Jul 242013
 

As you are probably reading this, thousands of divers, snorkelers, and those with a death wish are currently frolicking about the waters of the Florida Keys in search of lobsters.  As I mentioned earlier, it’s the Mini Lobster Season once again.  But despite the millions of dollars that will drop into the coffers of the […]

Jul 062013
 

I mentioned in passing recently about the impending overhaul of flood insurance for homes in flood prone areas, which is pretty much all of the Keys.  Here is a good follow up article that appeared in today’s Keynoter: Protests Mount Over Rate Hikes When these new rates go into effect, most people who own a […]

Every Action Has A Reaction…

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Jul 042013
 

And in this case, the reaction weren’t pretty.  Yesterday, once again I was perched on the porch of the old bait house, frittering my time away on the computater, when an interesting scene unfolded, very much different from when the nice couple puttered in the other day on their sailboat to get fuel. As I […]

Jul 022013
 

Found this interesting article on Yahoo today. Florida Keys Prepare For Sea Rise And yes, that picture showing Duval underwater was taken but 2 months ago.  That is a very common scene when we have a lot of rain and high tides.  The store fronts have to throw up sandbags to keep the water out […]

Mar 302013
 

According to a latest report, Key’s residents are healthier, skinnier, but we drink and smoke too much.  Our air cleaner, water less polluted, and as a highlight, the Key’s have fewer fast food joints.  Interesting side fact, there are more liquor and tobacco licenses here than any other county in Florida.  My only question:  where […]

Mar 282013
 

Seems that many of you believe I should just sell the boat, pack up the cats, and head west…real far west…to the land of pineapples and grass skirts.  Namely, Hawaii.  Well, works for me!  But not yet. Firstly, let me clarify a few things.  For all my grumbling about the cold, cold winter we have […]

Jan 082013
 

A fan of this here blog who recently had the wisdom to purchase my exciting-breathtaking-on the edge of your seat ebook about moving to the Florida Keys asked me a few questions regarding owning a rv lot here in the Keys.  So for the benefit of all, let me give out some answers on said […]

Jan 062013
 

Yeah, it really is as bad as you think. Age, looks, race, sex, we got it all. But wait! There’s more! The old adage is, working in the Keys is a tropical depression. Low wages, long hours, few benefits, and even fewer choices. The Keys ain’t a hotbed of income opportunities if you chose to […]

Sep 282012
 
Moving to the Keys?  Here are some tips...

Erin, from someplace in the hinterlands way up north, sent a nice comment in today about the blog.  She also mentioned that her and her husband are planning on selling most everything and moving to the Keys in the next few years.  Well, I’ve covered this subject quite a bit over the last year and […]

Starting to Feel Normal Again…

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Aug 282012
 

Went out yesterday afternoon and had a big plate of sketti and meatballs.  First cooked meal I’ve had in a nearly a week.  Got a good nights sleep, no wind gusts, no snapping lines, no rocking.  Now it’s time to get back to work. From what I’ve been able to gather, the Keys got the […]

The Fine Art of Bug Huntin’…

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Jul 242012
 

All that stuff I posted over the previous weekend about scuba diving was inspired by one annual event that is about to take place here in Florida…Lobster Mini Season. It’s also known as the Sportsman Season and a few choice other names by those who have to deal with the mobs of people hitting the […]

Jul 202012
 

Sportsman Season is upon us again.  Now, unless you live in Florida and are a certified scuba diver the previous sentence has no meaning to you.  On the other hand, or fin, if you are a certified scuba diver, it’s the equivalent of all non diving holidays rolled into one.  Sportman Season is a quick […]

Jul 022012
 

Hot enough for ya?  Blistering heat, humidity, sudden fierce storms with high winds and lightning, power outages, or as we call it here in the Key’s…Tuesday. Seriously though, we here on the rocks can relate.  We know what you are going through up there in the mainland with this heat wave.  It’s some kind of […]

Jun 022012
 

A commenter asked this question and the answer is such that I felt I should add a separate post to address the issue.  Being as how I rode for 25 years, owned 17 different Harley’s, got about 500,000 miles under my ass, and worked in the industry, I would like to think I’ve got some […]

Mar 072012
 

In response to Bill who asked in the comments about decent rv parks in the Keys, here is a quick rundown of some the parks I have had experience with… It depends on where you want to live. Summer is coming soon so many parks will empty out and chances of finding a cheaper lot […]