Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Lobster Mobsters invade Key West

     It is here again, the annual "Lobster Mini Season", two days to stay off the waters around the Florida Keys.   This is a real invasion of the largest group of undisciplined boaters and divers in the world.   I've questioned the sanity of this event each and every year since I've lived down here, but it is something that the Florida Wildlife Commission must like.   It brings boats and divers too close together and without a doubt the hospitals will be busy for the next couple of days.

    There are a lot of people that come to the Florida waters each year for the two days of insanity, I guess it is like so many other things that go on here in the keys, it is something that a lot of people will show up for.   The FWC will have their hands full for the next few days as well, keeping the event safe and making sure that the limits are being adhered to as well.  Water safety is so important and keeping the divers and the spinning props of the boats separate is one of the biggest concerns for all involved.

     This is a quest for the "bug" known as a spiny lobster, a delicacy that is loved by many and enjoyed in great numbers during the next couple of days.

    For me I'll be working at the Rum Bar during the day and sitting on my back deck during the evening enjoying a nice glass of rum and watching the "lobster mobsters" return about sunset.   Sounds like a safe way to survive the next two days of insanity here on the water,   ;o)