With our big trip to the Keys and Dry Tortugas being over Randy and I decided it was time to “hunker down” for August and September and stay land-locked. Staying land-locked will help us pay off some credit card debt after we had a few unexpected repairs in the Keys. While it’s pretty much hot year-round here, August and September are “Africa hot” coupled with 100% (it seems) humidity. The only thing to do is stay indoors, or if you plan to be outside, stay in the water.
Yesterday, we put the dinghy in the water and headed to New Pass. Normally, we can’t make the trip to New Pass by dinghy because it is too far to go slow. We can’t go fast because we usually can’t get on plane in the dinghy with the 3 of us plus all our gear (cooler, chairs, umbrella, boogie board, cast net, etc.). Corey’s Grandpa, Johnny, came along in his dinghy and let Corey drive. Corey was excited to drive the much faster, 15hp engine on Johnny’s dinghy. We left early-ish (9:45am) and spent the morning at the beach relaxing, fishing and skim boarding. Corey threw in a line and hooked a nice sized jack. We headed home around 1:30pm to beat the afternoon showers back to the marina.