Gator Bites And Bay Scallops For Lunch

At Goodrich’s Restaurant the other day my son ordered the gator bites appetizer. He said we should order more gator because there are far too many of them around.  Who likes alligators?  They are creepy.  For some reason I don’t like the idea of eating one.  But my son highly recommends them as appetizers. I…

Shrimping on Florida’s East Coast

The Riverbreeze boat ramp in Oak Hill seems to be THE place to launch a boat for going shrimping where I live. Shrimping is done at night, and this place is packed with boat trailers during shrimping season (which, in my county, is whenever the shrimp are running). My son and I stopped by the…

Sometimes You Just Have a Bad Day Out on the Boat

Boating is usually always a lot of fun. I really can’t understand anyone not wanting to be out on the water. The fresh air and scenery can’t be beat although sometimes the sunshine is overdone here. But some days even being on the boat can be stressful. A week or so ago we decided to…

Going Shrimping For the First Time

This is mostly my son’s story and not mine, but he went shrimping the other night with some friends for the first time. The three guys collected about 3 gallons of shrimp and divided it up between them. These shrimp look really large, but once the head is off they look more normal size. With…

The Sand Dollar Lady and Her Gift

As I was walking the beach at Ponce Inlet, scanning the blowing sand for a new seashell to collect, a woman walked up to me. She asked if the shrimping boat over in the river was stuck.   Her hair was white and her face was brown.  The brown of a person who spends lots…