|Flat Waters Light Winds
|Fishing the Mangroves
When we checked into Marathon Marina, we were given a map of the wonderful kayak trails that wind their way through the actual Key named Boot which is just a few paddles away from our mooring ball. I’m pretty sure it was intended to get us to RENT kayaks but we’ve got our own, and it has had woefully little use. We packed lightly, fishing gear, one dry bag with the phone (so that we could find our way out should we become lost), drinking water and the map.
We headed for Sister Creek with one or two fishing stops… caught no fish. We did see some action but nothing was biting our lures… typical. The water was a clear clean green so at least we could look down into the depths and SEE fish lurking in the shade along the water’s edge.
|All Smiles! This Totally Beats Working!
|This doesn't look like a lake to me...
|Still doesn't look like a lake to me...
|That little break in the trees is the trail entrance... I think.
|Might as well fold 'em in. Paddles useless!
|Handing our way along the trail
|A "Limbo Limb"
|Low Tech Map
I guess we weren’t as lost as we thought, because it seemed like only minutes until we were back on a trail we had previously seen. Funny, I would have thought it all looked alike. But no, we recognized where we were and started paddling like mad until we were out into Sister Creek and headed towards home and freedom… and lunch!