Today we had another lazy morning then went out with Ron Trobis on his boat for the afternoon (Ron is a local fishing guide and has become a friend over the years). It was quite windy (10-20 mph), so we didn’t go far and just fished a rock pile a quarter mile out from the Key. To be honest we didn’t catch anything for dinner, but it was great being out on the water, in the warm, looking at a gorgeous view.
We did see the bald eagle fly over that lives on a little uninhabited island next to Conch Key (which we call Bird Island, because that’s about all it has on it other than mangroves). I’m hoping we might get a closer view of it during our stay and maybe some pictures.
We also saw turtles, loads of double-crested cormorants, brown pelicans, magnificent frigatebirds, royal terns, great egrets, great blue herons and black skimmers.
Sunset over Bird Island
We came home just after sunset, managed to stay awake for about another hour and then collapsed into bed with the sound of the water lapping on the stilts of the house.