Let's start with Cape San Blas, Florida
We just left this beautiful little town located in the panhandle of Florida in Gulf County at the most south point. It's nestled between Port St. Joe and Apalachicola. The cute little town is full of cottages as beach houses and plenty of Florida cracker houses with nothing commercial in sight for at least 30 minutes. Centered on the central time/eastern time line, this town recognizes the eastern time zone and everything closes pretty early. Take vacation here to get away from it all, technology included...spotty cell phone service.
The goal for the entire trip was to kayak and scallop. Not being a huge fan of kayaking, I went along for the experience. We kayaked way too far out and too long looking for scallops and I ended up having to be towed with his Hobie kayak (foot pedals) instead of using my paddle. We found a sand bar and we swam around for a good bit and snorkeled but didn't find any scallops. Finally I grabbed the underwater camera because I saw a snail and took some photos. The snail was on top of the scallop and I picked it up, held it up in the air and said, "What is this?" I KNEW I had gotten my first scallop but I needed reassurance. Our friend Tien said, "That my dear is a scallop." The feeling of doing something for the first time is exhilarating. No matter how small of a something that is, I just got my first scallop....ever! We eventually ventured our way back to land (more towing for me) and collected scallops on the way back. We were sun burnt, exhausted and worn out but I'd do it again in a heartbeat. Take a look at our adventure below.
|Rachael trying to fish in the grass|
|Jon's first fish!|
|At the sand bar with Rachael|
|Crabs were everywhere|
|We found mullet|
|The wonders of a Hobie kayak|
|See right there? My first scallop!|
|There it is.|
|Lots of Dolphins|
|Being towed in.|
|We didn't do that great this time around.|