Bahama Bob's Rumstyles

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Exploring Boca Chica Channel

     Yesterday was a day off, and I jumped into the dinghy for the first time in a long time and went off to explore Boca Chica Channel, just one channel east of the one I live on.    There is nothing more fun for me that to jump into the dinghy and head out to so many fun places out in the keys  where thee are usually no other people around.  The waters around many of these mangrove keys are usually very shallow and make it hard for so many boats to even get to them.  The dinghy is a perfect vessel to carry me there and back.

     As I enter the channel from the Atlantic side,
I see many birds soaring over my head.  Most of them are my feathered friends, but with the landing pattern for NAS Key West turning to final approach along the channel there are also some very interesting military birds thee as well.

    Boca Chica Channel is a mooring for a number of sailboats.  It is also a great way to get from the Atlantic to the Gulf of Mexico.  You will see all types of boats along the way.   Today I am following along the edge of the mangroves to see what all is lurking there of interest.  I love to follow along the mangroves because they offer so many sights that you would miss if you follow the center of the channel.  Marine life, birds and interesting reptiles.

     I found myself relaxing with a little help from a gentleman that brought a lot of rum to the waters off the coast of America during the days or the Prohibition.   Here is to a great day off for you as well, and I hope you to can find a place to unwind like I do on your days off.  ;o)