Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Lobstering and Deep Sea Fishing in Key West

Last weekend we took what is one of our favorite trips!  We went to Key West for the holiday weekend and had the very best time.  Its crazy for me to think that this area is now facing a mandatory evacuation with the hurricane heading that way because it was so gorgeous and tropical while we were there. 

We stayed in the same rental house that we have the past few years and it feels just like a tropical oasis! 

After a grabbing a quick bite to eat we headed out on the boat and wasted no time finding lobster. 

I should probably rephrase that.  The Mr. and a friend we were with found the lobster while I stood watch on the boat.  I'm not quite quick enough or talented enough to catch those things! 

I enjoy the sun and beautiful views while the others caught a bunch for us! 

Our group really did well that first day and we were loaded up with lobster from our afternoon on the water.  

I see some yummy lobster dinners in our future! 

The sun was setting just as we were leaving the dock that evening and it as the perfect ending to our first day. 

The next morning we were up bright and early for a deep sea fishing adventure.  I had never been deep sea fishing before and didn't really know what to expect.  We went a while with no luck and I was starting to get a little sea-sick, which is really unlike me. 

However, then we got into a school of Mahi-Mahi and things started going crazy.  We heard someone yell, "Fish on!" and then the flurry of excitement started.  We actually had 4 fish on and it was crazy for a few minutes there.  All the guys grabbed rods and started reeling them in.  

They couldn't get the lines back out fast enough to catch more and then the Mr. told me I was up. I was nervous because I didn't want to screw it up and loose the fish and I also wasn't sure I could reel in that big thing. 

But, I just kept reeling and reeling and next thing I knew...

I had my big fish!!!  

It was such a fun day and we ended up getting 19 Mahi-Mahi and 1 Tuna.  It was such a fun experience and I'm so happy to have been on the boat for it! 

That afternoon we relaxed by the pool and got dressed for dinner on the beach.  It was a lovely evening and felt like a tropical paradise backdrop!

Be sure to check back tomorrow for the last part of our trip!

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