Wednesday November 11, 2015 Most Recent Post:
Curry Hammock State Park Kayaking “The Grand Tour at Curry Hammock
I’m out just after dawn and the pastel colors are in the sky. I share the solitude with the little heron in the foreground below.
Soon we are joined by the willet group.
The color gathers at the horizon.
The clouds also gather and appear to be pushing the sun back down into the sea.
It’s not clear who wins this battle as the sun continues to rise above the horizon line but is absorbed into the clouds. Its light trims the tops of the clouds as it moves higher in the sky.
As I head back home I see that two paths have crossed in the night. They left beautiful trails whoever they were.
Today is a red letter day for David. He loves to go out for breakfast and today we try out a local favorite called The Stuffed Pig.
It’s our kind of place, small and simple, where the regulars look up when you come in and the owner, in this case Karen Dennis who opened the restaurant more than a quarter century ago, takes your order.
That’s Karen in the dark capris.
Pig memorabilia of course is everywhere both inside and outside on the large patio. This time we eat inside. Next time we’ll try the patio under the Tiki hut. These Tiki shelters seem to be quite the thing here in the Keys. I hope someone is growing a nursery of Thatch Palms to supply the builders.
We learn that “the world famous pig breakfast” is one of the more popular items on the menu. It includes 2 pancakes, 2 eggs any way you like them, 2 bacon, 2 sausage, a giant helping of home fries and toast. There is also a selection of “Bennys”, variations on eggs benedict like lobster or crab cake benny. There are neat sounding pancakes such as mango pecan and unique choices like alligator tail, eggs, home fries and toast. Or Conch fritters. We play it pretty tame. David has corned beef hash along with home fries, eggs and a biscuit. I have the Smoked Sausage W/onions, Home Fries, Eggs, and Rye Toast.
The breakfast is excellent and everything is prepared just the way we like it.
We’d sure recommend this as a down home spot for those who like those kinds of places. Cash only!
Be sure to check out the patio before deciding which spot to choose.
Back home it looks like a perfect beach day. In both directions we see folks out bathing in the sun. Obviously they haven’t spoken to a dermatologist lately., As beaches go, this one is nearly empty. Thumbs up!
The most fun of the afternoon happens when I walk over to the day use area and am returning walking in the water around the edge of the two small mangrove islands. All of a sudden something runs past me at a clip into the water. It’s an iguana. I didn’t know they could swim. But swim he does with just his head above the water. He was hustling away from me and my pictures are taken into the sun unfortunately. Really funny seeing just his head above the water. Eventually he comes ashore way down at the end of the beach.
He plops down in the sand as though he’s sun bathing too but I suspect he must be tired from his swim. He’s nonplussed by the heron fishing near by.
He does put his head up when the ibis comes walking down the beach but then the ibis gets a look at him, thinks better of it and flies off.
I missed the sunset this evening being too distracted watching one of my new neighbors. We haven’t been introduced yet but isn’t that a handsome outfit he’s wearing?
Another pretty lazy day but that’s ok. We need to save our energy.
Tomorrow we’re taking on Key West. Hope we’re up for it!