Our kids light our lives and make our heart’s happy.
This was Blake’s quote of the day, that just happened now. The great thing about living on a boat with your family is you get to enjoy every little bit of everything and it is all so real. I’ve got to love my little man because all he thinks about is fishing. The wakes up and starts fishing (he’s 3). He fishes until we tell him to stop and we are driving the boat or doing something else. He fishes before and after his nap and until the sun goes down, sometimes after. He takes his pole with him when we ride in the dinghy and he would take it with us when we ride the bus. He catches 8-25 fish per day and he consumes a majority seafood diet. We think he was made for the water.
Bianca is another story. It’s about 45 minutes till sunset and she is singing “la cucaracha” on the dock while she cleans all of her seashells that she located today. We found a great number in a bird estuary that we reached via our dinghy and some impressive driving by the Captain. It was only 1.5 feet in most places be somehow we found a way to get into those beaches. B wandered around and found so many great shells. She found several sea scallops (with live meat) and a living clam. We almost had enough for dinner but left them for the birds because we’ve had steak sitting in the cooler for 4 nights and it was high time to eat it after high tide came in. Anyway, this girl is a mermaid and she believes that they are real. Christmas still exists on our boat in so many ways.
We learn new and interesting things each day and some of them are useful. We meet new and beautiful people each day and we have so many opportunities afforded to us. Today, we got up early and went on a boat that delivered us to the set of Dolphin Tale (the movie). We met a woman last night that drives one of the boats that takes tourists around each day and the boat left from our marina to the animal sanctuary. We were invited guests and Captain Lisa didn’t ask us to pay a thing. She drove us all around the bay and to the aquarium and the set of the movie. It was really cool.
We took our dinghy out a few times since we’ve been staying in the Municipal Marina- Clearwater, FL. We are seeing so much that takes our breath away and I think that many people miss it. It helps that we can go everywhere and have a small boat to get into tight places.