The mini lobster season ended yesterday. It lasts all of 2 days. A teaser. Excites everyone. And then it’s over!
The report is that the Florida lobster season will be a good one. The bounty is plentiful.
The lobsters are captured by snorkeling. A person floats along the top of the water, spots a tentacle sticking out from under a rock and dives. The diver generally has a poker stick in hand. A 2 or 3 foot metal stick. Shoves it under the rock. The lobster jumps out. It is scooped up in a gloved hand and taken up to the boat.
The mini season has a limit of 6 per person. Most people abide by the rule. Some are pigs however and go in and out with the boat so more can be captured. Does not make sense to me. The lobsters will always be under the water. The season is around the corner. Fresh catch is the best. And look at all the fun that can be had by additional trips diving for them.
Brain and Lori were at the Chart Room last night. Tourists. From San Diego. First time for her here. Brian was briefly in Key West 10 years ago.
We talked of many things. One was La Costa, the health spa located outside San Diego.
I shared my experiences with William Holden, Rodney Dangerfield and Evil Knevil whom I met there. Lori recently spent a day at La Costa. With Gwen Paltrow. Wow! I would have been happy to swap my Holden, Dangerfield and Knevil for her one Paltrow!
It was lobster day all around. I stopped at Kelley’s for the Thursday night Maine lobster special. So good!
Fred Tillman was at the bar with his wife. We chatted for a few minutes. Not only does he own Kelley’s, he is also a neighbor here in Key Haven.
It was still early. So I opted to stop at Don’s Place on the way home.
Kurt was bartending. One of the best guys in the world!
Rob and Beebe were at the bar. Friends and bocci team mates.
I have not seen Beebe in a while. A special woman! Always a smile! Always a kind word! Always a hug and kiss!
Beebe has worked at the Hyatt for over 20 years. She is assistant to the general manager. All 10 previouis ones! It is called staying power. She also is a Notary Public. Which in Key West means she can legally marry people. Which she does!
We talked of bocci. The last season was terrible. Rob and I are measuredly hopeful for the new one which starts in 2 weeks. Beebe, ever the optimist, says the season will be great!
We shall see!
The days continue to be humid. The nights not so bad. The worst is yet to come! August is hotter and Septemebr even more hot. Sweat is the order of the day! Few clothes as possible are worn!
The best way to describe the inceasing intensity of the heat is to describe the ocean water. The ocean this time of the year is like bath water. Warm!
Have a good day!