Still slowly working on some cleaning issues after ten months on the hard. I usually rented a little carpet shampoo machine from Home Depot, which is across the street, to clean the carpets and cushions. Unfortunately, they no longer rent them. Nor does anyone in Marathon! No idea why, it's just the Keys.
Mike and Natalie went out in their new fishing boat and had a great day. They gave me a huge Yellowtail. A delicious fish. Thank you Mike and Natalie!
I also wanted to get the wood floor in the dinghy. We were in a hurry to go for the St. Patrick's day dinghy run so I didn't bother putting it in.
The floor is nice because that makes a flat surface instead of the v shaped floor. Not difficult to install, just had to screw it together and put it into the dinghy. It is mostly important when we're fishing.
I was returning to the marina and pulled my car in to park. Right in front of me was a beautiful woodpecker on a palm tree. Very fun to see. It was really going to town on the tree. Fortunately, it was not very skittish, so I got a picture.
The currents created a shelf around the island and numerous fish and invertebrates hang out there. Emily tells me one of the anemones is quite rare! I saw two nurse sharks the last time I went out. They were just laying under the shelf. One was 3 feet and the other about 4-5 feet. Nurse Shark Info
The maintenance man showed up one day with a 6 week old Chocolate lab puppy. Reminded me of Cocoa, Linda's mom's Chocolate lab. This puppy was very friendly and cute. His name is Hank and we think he will be quite large because he has very large feet!