All aboard (another trip on Jadis)

Just another beautiful day down here in the sunshine state. After being woken at 4:45 by a cat fight on our lanai, figured sleep was shot for now so grabbed a cup of coffee, strapped on the old Nike’s and hubby and I grabbed the sleep deprived hounds for a half hour walk that turned into 47 minutes. A quick bite for breakfast (a cheese stick) and strapped the kayaks on the truck and away we went.

Todays float took place at The North Jetty. The water here is beautiful and greenish and you can see everything below you. A million little bait? fish were swarming around my kayak and I saw two fish that had to be about a foot long each. Now the water here is pretty calm so it made from some good viewing. Osprey’s everywhere dipping their feathers in the water which made it look like something was bubbling up from below….they were pretty far away but stirred the water up enough so that you felt like you were sitting right next to them. We saw a fisherman on a boat with a Cockatoo?…(the big white bird from Baretta-oh my, I think I am dating myself now…but yeah, the cop show) and this bird was babbling away something fierce and the fisherman was talking back to him. I think it swore a few times too, sounded like the bird talked with a strange accent. I didn’t take a pic of that as I didn’t think it would be too polite. But I did see these beauties, and for the pelican, almost smashed into the wooden projectile he was standing on trying to get a good shot.100_1616.jpgI thought I was going to be attacked by a nest of Ospreys…apparently they don’t like you to get too close and I was in a current and couldn’t paddle and take pics at the same time, but they stayed put, I stayed happy and all was right in the world of angry birds.100_1614.jpgSo we floated around a bit, decided to go into the jetty area that leads out to the ocean but the current here was so strong, and with so many boats out, didn’t want to die on our second voyage so kept to the safe areas…mangroves and such….100_1620.jpg




So for an hour we spent the morning out basking in the glorious sun, bird watching like a bunch of tourists. I did notice that when I was done, I licked my lips and they tasted like salt….I figure it’s was my morning margarita without the juice and alcohol…..sweet indeed. Came home and jumped in the pool to “de salt” ourselves….funny, at the old homestead we had to go to the car wash to get the winter salt off of the car, now we get the salt off of ourselves…with no snow involved. The house is now officially painted. Hubby did most of it and I just finished up the middle stripe that wraps around and look, it’s almost lunch time. Where did the day go already? Who needs angry birds the movie, when we can live it floating serenely by?


7 thoughts on “All aboard (another trip on Jadis)

  1. Sounds like a great time to start birdwatching (if you aren’t already one of ‘them’). And yes, retirement definitely has its rewards. You sound incredibly happy, relaxed and rejuvenated. 🙂

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  2. Retirement life is grand, even getting the occasional nap in too, makes me feel old, yet so much more refreshed. I’m enjoying it to the hilt…and lots of thrift stores….I love bargain shopping and buying things to repurpose into something new. Putting the house together, giving it individual style and all. What fun. The Ospreys were about six feet from me, as I tried to get their pic, didn’t realize I had drifted so close….man, they were squalking, lucky I wasn’t attacked. They have some sharp talons….peace and love and happy Sunday too, Kim

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  3. Great photos and travel chatter! The best part (in my opinion) is having all that fresh fish pan ready. Oh–seeing the osprey nests is way up there, too. What fun you’re having! Your descriptions and photos brings back memories of multiple trips to Florida as a child and adult. A gloriously laid-back place.

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  4. Yes, lots of fish down here. We had Mahi grilled last night and tomorrow will be smoked salmon and pink gulf shrimp…..I adore scallops too, would eat fish every day…but gotta save room for pizza of course…we may buy a fishing pole and get a license at some point….but it’s easier to go to the fish monger and buy it already cleaned and ready to cook😊🐬🐳 were trying to get out somewhere new at least once a week on the kayaks, they are lots of fun and I’m enjoying the peace of the water. Peace and love,


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