Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Wishing I Could be on a Beach

     Today it is windy and chilly here in Key West.  It is one of those days that you think you need to head a little farther south.   Sometimes I guess I really don't realize how good I have it down here, but it is nice to dream for a while of being on a really cool beach where it is really nice and warm.   You know what I'm talking about, one lonely strip of sand that you can't get to without a small boat.    You don't have to be in the freezing north to feel the winter time blues, it happens here as well.    The good thing this year is that the cool down has been a very gradual one, but now it is jacket time here in the keys.

     I was thinking about Barbados or Antigua, the temperature there is still in the 80's and the beaches are calling me back there again.   Isn't it funny how now matter where you are, the season changes have an effect on you mood.    I'm still wearing shorts, and sad because I have a jacket on instead of a tank top.      Oh well, this too will pass and I'll be back on the water cruising out to the beaches of Mud Key, Boca Grand, Snipes, and the Marquesas soon enough.

     I'm thinking back to last January, we all got bundled up and headed out to Boca Grand in a pontoon boat for a birthday party.  All of us bundled up like a bunch of Eskimos, even though it was in the 70's that day.    The fun part of the day was that we were at the beach especially because it was January.   I guess that verbalizing my thoughts does make me feel better, but I still miss the warmth even though most of you wouldn't mind our temperatures right now where you are.   ;o)