Archive for ‘Observations’

Fruit of the Sea

Treasure Island, Florida March 2022

Unlike the Texas Gulf Coast, there are not a lot of commercial shrimping boats along the Florida Gulf Coast (at least not in my region). I watched this outrigger motor out of John’s Pass earlier this week.

Heading out to trawl for the “fruit of the sea” (according to Benjamin Buford Blue aka Bubba). I don’t know about you but I can’t think of shrimping without remembering that famous scene from Forrest Gump. And, if by chance, you haven’t seen this movie, don’t walk but run, Forrest, run!

My New Fave Place

Over the weekend I had the opportunity to go out with my friend Katie and her dog, Reef. In a first for me, we went to the appropriately named Dog Bar. The head bark-tender collected our entrance fee (dogs pay a cover charge but people get in free).

This mostly outdoor venue was absolutely packed with doggos and their people. I’d estimate there were about 100 pups wandering around when we arrived. And surprisingly, it was a rather amicable gathering. Just in case, there were staff members roaming the grounds with spray bottles full of water (ready to squirt any canine that was too rowdy).

As if that wasn’t awesome enough, there was a full bar with an extensive beer list and even dog treats. A fun way to spend an evening with some furry new friends!

Learning the Ropes

Tonight’s entertainment at the south jetty was provided by a mother teaching her baby dolphin how to fish. While everyone else was watching the sunset I was mesmerized by this duo.

Of course, I wish I’d had my big camera and zoom lens with me but as they say in the photography field the best camera is the one you have with you at the time. Truthfully, the camera on my iPhone did a pretty decent job capturing some of the action.

There’s always something to see at my favorite beach!