For those that are not aware, I thought I would explain the process of catching lobster. Lobsters typically hide under rocks so firstly you have to find the spots with the lobsters. This entails being pulled by the boat by holding on to ski ropes with snorkel gear on. The hubs and his dad did this first and then me and the hubs did it. Pretty cool to see all of the sights under the water. Then once you find a hole, you have a net and a "tickle stick". You hold the net in front of the rock and tickle the lobster into the net and Score! you have a lobster. Since we aren't huge lobster fans, we just caught enough for all of us to eat for one night. They were good for lobster but I'd much prefer fish or other shellfish.
Here are some pics from the weekend...
Me and H on the Alley after work heading South. The hubs and family left earlier that day but since we worked all day, we didn't get down until later.
Fitzgerald got to go on his first vacation too!
Our first stop was Sombrero Reef---this reef is simply the best place I have ever snorkeled (including places in Mexico, Jamacia, and the Cayman Islands). There are tons and tons of reefs (is reefs a word or is it just reef?!?) and fish everywhere. The fish were so accustomed to snorkelers and divers that they would come so close. Some even bumped into my mask. It was crazy! I really wish I had an underwater camera but we came on here on a whim and were not fully prepared.
Me driving the boat while hubs and his dad look for lobster
Yay we got one---
By this time we were all totally exhausted but I insisted we go to Key West for dinner. I soon realized afterwards that no one was really up to it and we were all falling asleep on the way home. Here is us at dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe.
I even remembered an outfit post for you guys---
Shorts: JCrew, seen here
Sandals: G by Guess
Sunset on our drive to Key West
Our little efficiency had sliding glass doors that opened onto the dock and this was our view in the morning
The next day we did some lobster hunting and fishing.
getting ready to go in
I had no idea I looked like a frog while snorkeling. The tide was very fast so I actually didn't have to swim at all, I just got carried along.
Me and the hubs
On the last day, we decided to see how Fitz would do on the boat. He did great!
So I guess the pics with the dog are hubs-smile worthy lol
Lastly, here was the view the morning we left.
Goodbye Keys---until we meet again!