Saturday, May 10, 2008

Action Packed

We got up early this morning since we had to be at Sunset Marina for our fishing trip at 7:45. We chartered a boat with our friends Kryne and Jeremy. Jamie was our captain. It was a blistering hot day and we were all glad we booked for the morning rather than the afternoon.
I was the first to catch a fish. I got this grouper fairly early in the trip. It was almost big enough to keep, but not quite, so I threw him back.
Chris did some serious fishing.
A big surprise of the day was this bonnethead shark that grabbed onto his shrimp bait.
It hung on for a while and Chris had to be really careful with him because the line wasn't really made for reeling in something that big.
He finally got him in the boat for long enough to get a photo before throwing him back.
Kryne fought with a Spanish mackerel for a while before making him dinner.
Chris also caught a nice yellowfin snapper. Good eatin'.
In the early evening the Greens (Chris' mom and stepdad) and friends Jolie and Daniel arrived. We hung out with them and Chris' sister Kelli and her husband at Conch Republic Seafood Company. We had some tasty Key West shrimp dishes.

We closed out the evening listening to Ben play at Guy Harvey's, which was a place we'd never been before. The bonus was they had televisions there and we got to watch the Wings beat up on the Stars and we didn't have to miss Ben's show to do it. My uncle and cousin (both Gregs) arrived in town later and joined us for a couple cocktails. More Key West fun tomorrow.

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