But .... who needs all that cruise-shippy imagery anyway? What we Key Westers have is even better! We may not venture into the deepest of the big ol' 'blue', but we can still find a piece of heaven and a few hours of straight-up serenity just a short boat ride from the back door. And that's what it's all about!
So, here's one of my favorites - Jewfish Basin and 100% pure heaven on earth.
|This is Orange Blossom, our beloved Seafox of 4 years or so. We just sold her for a pending upgrade, but she was perfect for these shallow waters. We're at about 4 feet of water here .... look at the clarity!|
|Here is my son collecting random bits of this and that. I swear his boogie board is floating - on water, not air!|
|We were a couple of miles out from shore at this spot. You can see the little sand bar growing as the water recedes.|
|Don't hate, but this is pretty much how we roll. That's my awesome father-in-law who monopolized all the noodles, and who was in absolutely no rush what-so-ever to leave the Basin! Adore that man.|
|Hunting for sand crabs|
|Can you tell he's listening to every word I'm saying?|
|We totally planted gold dubloons along our path. Arggh!! |
|Boca Grande Key|
Photo courtesy of www.adventurewatersportcharters.com
I know, I know. We're just so spoiled, aren't we? (wink, wink!)