Fire Cloud...
An irregular marking on the exterior of Native American pottery: usually resulting from burning fuel coming in direct contact with the vessel during firing

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Grassy Key, Florida

Mile Marker 59

We spent three days on Grassy Key, just above Marathon, before moving on to Key West.


 One day we went to the Bahia Honda State Park. It's next to impossible to get a camping reservation there. There is a limit of 14 days, but some people game the system by making multiple reservations under different names. The State Auditor General says, in addition,  that some Internet operators make blanket reservations as they become available eleven months out and then resell them at a profit.


 In the 1970s, I took Ken and his cousin under the bridge and out to that island on a little Styrofoam sailboat with no life preservers. They were only 12 or 13 so I didn't tell them that I was worried about my ability to sail back against the wind.


 Our site is right on the Gulf of Mexico side.


 We're starting to see iguanas wherever we go.


Mrs. Phred with the ocean in the windshield. On the dock, we see schools of parrot fish  feeding on algae and a large shark swims past in the shallow water. At night parrot fish exude great quantities of bad tasting snot and sleep within a cocoon of it to protect them from predators.


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