TOTAL MILES TRAVELED TODAY: 0 NM
There are sea birds all around us! The downside to this is that they are leaving evidence of their presence everywhere. Gulls, pelicans, osprey, heron and cormorants are all perched around our slip. The gangly cormorant is an excellent swimmer but looks so awkward on land, often setting with its wings opened as if drying them out or conducting a symphony orchestra. They are always good for a laugh when they take flight. “Are they going to make it? No, no, maybe, no liftoff!”
|QUITE THE DASHING FELLOW|
|CONTINTED JUST TO LAZE IN THE SUN|
|THE OSPREY WITH HIS CATCH|
|ALL TOGETHER NOW|
Dan and I wandered around Cortez, the village right where we are docked. In the 1880s North Carolina fishermen migrated to these shores in search of the plentiful mullet. Originally know as Hunters Point, the name was changed to Cortez when the US Post Office arrived and the settlement incorporated In 1895. There are still fifth generation descendants of those original fishermen working and living here in Cortez. This picturesque little town is the last “real” fishing village on Florida’s Suncoast.
John picked us up and whisked us off to their lovely home for a relaxing evening spent visiting with good friends and indulging on the Hull’s famous chow. John has developed into quite a cook and prepared us a beautiful rib roast, complete with scrumptious gravy. Joann had prepared creme brulee and we all got to participate in the torching process. Thanks for the lovely evening and great chow!!
|JOANN AND JOHN'S BEAUTIFUL KITCHEN|