Hi Everybody, Welcome back!!!
We’ve just finished up another week of summer time Fun and Adventure and what a wonderful week we’ve had!!! It was an Adventure in Paradise!!! One we won’t soon forget!!! It was thumbs up all the way!!!
We spent the week boating up and down the intra coastal, snorkeling the Rock Garden, exploring the Big Sandbar, fishing my secret spots and catching tons of fish non stop! We went offshore on the calm mornings and caught one bonita after another! We found every kind of crab, starfish and sea urchin you could find! We caught giant porcupinefish, atlantic yellow rays, sharp-nosed pufferfish and striped burrfish in our nets day after day!!!Another day we watched manatees eat sea grass all around the boat and caught tons of crabs in our crab traps! And all that isn’t even half of it!!! It just doesn’t get any better than that!!!
Each morning we would snorkle the shallow sandbars around Peanut Island. When we weren’t finding starfish, we were chasing after puffers, porcupinefish and more. It was awesome!!! You can tell we were having FUN on this day!!! Wish you could have been there!!! We had a blast!!!
We spent an hour or so each day snorkeling the Rock Garden and watching hundreds of species of fish swim all around us. We found conchs, sea cucumbers and hermit crabs by the hundreds! We had a ball chasing after big swimming crabs and catching them in our hand nets, one right after another!!! I know Shane had fun catching this one!!!
We went seine netting the grass flats and discovered juvenile barracudas, puffers, pipefish, pink shrimp and grass shrimp, lane snappers, hogfish and tons of others. I think our favorite discovery on that day was a tiny trunkfish that looked like a fish in a box. It was just great!!!
We found 9 armed starfish, cushion starfish and beaded starfish on every day we visited the sandbar. We found hundreds of variegated sea urchins, west indian sea eggs, reef urchins and even a few long spined urchins as well. We even came up with a couple of nice lobster to check out up close and personal. Needless to say, it was non-stop adventure from start to finish!!! All week long!!! A real Adventure in Paradise!!! You should have been there!!! I can’t wait to do it all over again, next week!!!
I’ll let some of my favorite pictures do the rest of the talking!!! Enjoy!!!
Fletcher with a giant porcupinefish!
Dylan catches a swimming crab!
Oliver with a starfish hairdo!
Lily with a barbless yellow ray!
Conner with a striped burrfish!
Michael with a Big-Mouthed Bonita!
Maddie with a Giant porcupinefish!
Connor catches a long-spined burrfish!
Spencer finds an awesome 9 armed starfish!
Some cool burrfish!
To check out the rest of the photos from this weeks session, please click on “Check out our FLICKR photostream” found a little bit down on this home page on the right side and go to “July 17 – 20, 2012 AM session”.
See you all soon!!!
Let’s Go Have Some Fun!!!