Rum Cove Anchorage
|Rum Cove Anchorage|
You might remember another such Cheeseburger, rumored to have originated in a different place. Evidently Pirates Cove, Cabbage Key and many others continue to duke it out as the subject of the Jimmy Buffett Song. Well, I'll just have to judge for myself, won't I.
|The way to the cheeseburger...|
While we were there, a steady stream of water-taxi/ferry type boats arrived to bring and take away visitors to the Key. Even so, the place didn't seem crowded while we were there.
|Not sure that sign is necessary, but OK|
We arrived plenty early in the cool morning to do a little exploring of the Key before lunch. We discovered that we could walk practically the whole little island easily, making use of the well marked nature trails.
Evidently we arrived at a time when the animals living there were in hiding. We saw nothing but birds. But it was still a nice walk and I could hear "things" in the brush, so I know that there was life out there.
|I couldn't look down, but the camera could...|
We continued on down the nature trail with my legs actually cramping just a little from the stairs. I guess we haven't been getting enough exercise with all the lying-on-beaches we've been doing lately.
We were seated right away, inside at our request. It was a bit cool outside. We ordered the "Cheeseburger" and waited.
|A warm fire and a wall of dollar bills|
Our time here was coming to an end. The weather looked perfect for an early departure in the morning, heading out the Charlotte Harbor Inlet for what we hoped would be a chance to shake out our sails.