Captain Pip's Marina & Hideaway
Travel Blogs from Marathon
... world, not just their internal temperature gauge. I was amazed today to see the local Walmart's garden center full of flowers and the fruit stands selling fresh fruit. How it must change your sense of time to live in a place without winter... Without the nagging sense of impending doom that November brings when the flowers disappear and the garden centers sell salt and shovels instead. Six months of frozen grey that keeps you indoors eating too much. There are ...
... week with the rest of the time off to go exploring and playing in this beautiful park.
To start off with let me give you a little history about the Everglades, which basically started down here in Flamingo. Years ago a lot of ladies in high fashion loved to wear fancy hats and loved those pretty birds and feathers that adorned their hats. Well, those pretty birds (yes, they actually did wear stuffed birds on their hats) and ...
... But in the late 1940s there was a major red tide which wiped out the sponge fields and most of the sponge boats turned to shrimping and fishing for their income. There are still a few sponge boats around the Gulf, but they seem to have congregated in Tarpon Springs, thus making this the largest community of sponge divers in the world, according to our boat captain/former sponge diver.
We also have been exploring ...
... these little kids showed up and were jumping and yelling...I knew it was time to go!!! I guess I am getting old!!! We decided to go across the 7 mile bridge for dinner. Went to Sunset Grill beautiful sunset and good food. Another gorgeous day in ...
... Hubert and Christopher to Jacobs Aquatic Center in Key Largo (http://jacobsaquaticcenter.org/). The kids had a blast here. They spent most of their time jumping off a 10-foot high diving board. I was totally impressed that they were fearless; especially my little man Chris. Check out the pictures and see for yourself :o)
Each night another couple cooked for everyone else. Monday night Rusty and Belen served delicious / ...
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