Hey there lady!
Just droppin' you a note to say Thank You again for your hospitality and kind ways! After you left us this morning, I told Ana, our GM, that I felt bad for not having more business for you. Out of all the Captains we work with, YOU are the only one who periodically comes to see us and how we're doin'! (And of course the only one that brings us goodies!!) We try our very best to promote you and your AWESOME service, and I feel like its not enough. You are, in my opinion, one of the most hands on, personal, friendly and caring proprietors that we have here in the area, and there should be more like you who care enough about their business to ensure good relationships with fellow local business people, ESPECIALLY if they want to be known and spoken of. Plus its just bein' good peoples!!
I am making it my personal goal to get more of our guests on the boat with ya!! As well as gettin my sorry butt out there with you too!!
Thanks again Captain Lady!
Pines and Palms Resort
80401 Old Highway
Islamorada, FL 33036
Florida, Summer 2010 Tuesday 3rd August
Today we got up at 8:30am then we ate breakfast and drove to a boat place. We rode on a boat for a couple of hours and the person who was driving the boat was called Kelly and she was very chatty.
First when we got on the boat we settled down. Then Kelly started driving. The view from the sea was so nice! Kelly was talking about a woman who really wanted to see manatees and Kelly told her that they were only out in the winter. Then, later, they saw three manatees! The woman started petting the Manatees and they lifted her up! It sounded cool!
We rode for a little while, then we got to the place to snorkel. Nana got out first, then I did, then Mommy, then Daddy. Mommy just floated with a noodle. The coral reef looked like something from a fairy tale. It was awesome! It was so colourful! We saw grey fish, angel fish and rainbow fish! We saw a school of grey fish and they looked like they were in a dancing lesson! They were swaying back and forth at the same time! Then a small rainbow fish came through the swaying fish. It looked like he/she was inspecting everyone’s dancing moves. It seemed satisfied so he went away. The fish swayed some more, a red and black fish came along, and all the fish were scared!
The rainbow fish looked like they had blue lipstick!
Kelly said that she feeds the fish shrimp and they always come up to the boat. She called it “Kelly’s sushi restaurant”. I watched her feed them. Once she threw the shrimp in front of me and the fish came up face to face with me!
Then we stayed snorkeling for a while. Then Daddy pointed excitedly. I looked underwater and a huge grey sting ray was going under us!
We got back onto the boat then. We then decided to go to the “sand bar”. It’s in the water but it is very shallow and there are sea shells! As we approached the sand bar Kelly’s phone rang. The person on the phone told Kelly that there was something big in the water heading towards us. We couldn’t see anything though.
We got off the boat and looked around. Kelly also told us that they found lots of useful things there like sunglasses, cameras and diamond rings! Me, Nana, Daddy, Mommy and Grandpa found only seashells and coral.
Kelly came back. She found a beach towel that was yellow and blue and men’s pants but she only brought back the beach towel. Then we looked around some more and Kelly was on the boat.
Suddenly Kelly said “Oh my God!” really loudly. She said that three dark blobs in front of us were manatees! We started walking slowly towards them. Suddenly they turned around; facing towards us. We petted them for a long time. One of them nibbled mommy’s butt! There were three. One older one with algae on its back and two littler ones. The older one was more friendly. The manatees were so cute and they felt rough. The one with algae let me ride him!
Kelly got a picture that was like the cover on Flipper except it was me and the manatee. Soon a whole crowd gathered and fed them celery. After a long time we left. Kelly said that they loved me!
It was amazing!
I’m really glad we went on the boat.
The ride back was really smooth.
I’ll never forget today!