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Two Nights in Long Beach on Long Boat Key

We left for Long Beach on Long Boat Key with more calm waters on our 12-mile trip today. This is what I meant when I stated that it was time to slow down. It gives us time to absorb each port or anchorage, making the trip more enjoyable. Once settled in at our anchorage we went for a long dinghy ride and walked around the Long Beach neighborhood. We checked on a few restaurants because we thought it would be fun to dinghy back to shore for dinner later in the evening.

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While dinghying back to the boat we started to notice a few fishing boats accumulating just off shore of the restaurants. It started with only a couple of boats. Apparently there was a huge school of Mullet in the shallow waters. Within just a few minutes fishing boats decended like flies on something that doesn’t smell good. The twenty-plus boats were all congregated in one area, increasingly closer to our boat throwing nets into the water then pulling in their catch. This went on for over an hour. Some had only one guy on the boat some had three or four. You just never know where any given days entertainment will come from. Today it was a school of Mullet and these fishermen.

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We went back to shore to have dinner at Moore’s Stone Crab Restaurant. We sat outside on the deck and watched as the glow from the sunset as it settled over our anchorage.We went back to shore to have dinner at Moore’s Stone Crab Restaurant. We sat outside on the deck and watched as the glow from the sunset as it settled over our anchorage.We went back to shore to have dinner at Moore’s Stone Crab Restaurant. We sat outside on the deck and watched as the glow from the sunset as it settled over our anchorage.

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