Ah, to get out cruising again at last! It felt good to have my sea legs back after too much terra firma.
We headed out to Anclote Key off Tarpon Springs and stopped at the south end near the abandoned lighthouse. With Great Laker safely on anchor, we took the dinghy to shore to do some shelling. The best location turned out to be on the gulf side where the waves were sweeping over the sand. Fortunately, it was low tide, and this exposed large areas of shells. Armed with our water shoes, and an orange pail (from Dog River Marina), we set out to find whatever nature would provide.
|Shelling on Anclote Key|
|Shell from Anclote Key|
Here was our beautiful birthday daughter ready to dinghy over to Island Way Grill for raw oysters, sushi, and salmon. What a wonderful meal and happy time together.
|Elizabeth ready for her 20th birthday dinner|