Tuesday, May 9, 2006

Vacation Day Two

It turns out that my assistant did not break his ankle as I mention in my last post.  He broke his leg just above the ankle.  He is coming back to work this week on Wednesday and is to be allowed light duty only.  He will be able to pump gas and run the hoist, but no strenuous walking or lifting.  Not too bad in the total scheme of things.  My high school part-timers can do the garbage when they arrive after school on those days when I’m not there.  If there is an emergency on the docks, the maintenance department can help him out.  Now on to the subject of today’s post, day two of my recent vacation to Vero Beach, Florida.

 

My best friend Ken was playing host to me while I used up some vacation time.  The first day had been spent exploring spoil islands and swimming.  On this day, we rose early and set out to do some serious fishing.

 

We had no luck in finding live bait in the area and resorted to using frozen shrimp and artificial lures.

 

 

Our favorite inshore location produced little on this day so we stuck our nose out of the pass hoping to run across some jacks or mackerel just off the beaches.

 

 

After a while, we decided it was time to head over to Captain Hiram’s, my favorite beach bar and restaurant in the area.

 

 

Luck was on our side and Jen was on duty behind the bar again.  You may remember seeing her in one of the PICS taken and posted in October.

 

 

As before, she made the tastiest drinks and we enjoyed a fine lunch as well as a few rounds of exotic beverages.

 

I never tire of the view from Captain Hiram’s.

 

 

There was a good crowd on hand to enjoy the ambience as you can see from this shot I took of Ken coming back down the pier after checking on his boat.

 

 

Ken is getting the boat ready for our departure in this next shot.

 

 

As you can see, I always have a smile when I am going or coming from Captain Hiram’s.

 

 

Since we had little luck fishing that morning, we decided to enjoy the rest of the day exploring more islands.

 

 

I’ve got enough PICS to do two more posts of this vacation.  In the next vacation post I’ll introduce you to Joyce, Ken’s wife.   the meantime, take care and stay safe.

24 comments:

jlocorriere05 said...

I'm sorry to hear your colleague has broken his leg, glad he can still come in and help out some. The photos are beautiful once again, There are some wonderful islands off the coast and the view from the bar is great!! Looking forward to seeing more photos next time. Jeannette.  

nightmaremom said...

Still so very jealous!  Great shots.  Once again, looks like a wonderful time.
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rap4143 said...

Ah my dream vacation!!!! I love the beach/fishing/boating.
Betty

jeadie05 said...

Oh Sam ,all that wonderful sea air and scenery ,suddenly became very thirsty reading this .great bar and people ...sorry about your friends ankle ...look forward to the next batch of pictures ........Jan xx   http://journals.aol.co.uk/jeadie05/Serendipity/

ally123130585918 said...

Sam I just knew you would go fishing at some point shame you didn't have much luck on this occassion ~ but just lovely to sit and enjoy the scenery and the warmth of the sun ~ the pictures are lovely ~as usual ~ look forward to see the next lot ~ and meeting Joyce Ken's wife ~ Ally

labdancer51 said...

Hi Sam,  How wonderful to live in such an beautiful area, if we lived there Jim would fish everyday day...and spend a little time in Captain Hiram`s of course...lol! :o)

Sandra x

memes121 said...

Great pictures! Glad you got some rest and had a great time.

samnsmile5 said...

It looks like you had a very fun and relaxing time....but who wouldn't?   =)
It looks fantastic!!  Great pictures.

Michele
http://journals.aol.com/SamNsmile5/LettingItAllSinkIn  

lurkynat said...

wow Sam whata cool trip!sorry that he broke his leg though.:( youare a great sport to take this in yuor stride and all
love,nat

ksquester said...

hmmmmmmmmm, makes me want to have an adult beverage tonight and it ALMOST makes me want to be on the water.  Anne

bvaneps834 said...

beautiful pix--sure looked like a fun time!!

steamboatrunner7 said...

nice pictures....gotta love the view from the bar! wahoo!
Brad

csandhollow said...

Glad he will be okay. Looks like you had a really great time. Wish I had been there!

childebrand1968 said...

Very happy your Asst is out for just a short time!  Probably not as happy as you are... but still... happy :)

Here's a question for you...  how did you get to Florida?  Do you take a boat?  Fly?  Did I miss the answer already.. LOL?  No, it doesn't really matter~I just wanna know ;)

It looks like a fab time!  Especially the Capt. Hiram's part...  I wanna go!

Can't wait for more...

Cat

tendernoggle said...

HAVE A GREAT VACATION!!!!
CARLENE

chatzeekay said...

where have you been or say where have I been have a drink for me. seems like you are enjoying the sun nice pic, glad to hear you are enojing yourself saying hello to oyu.

piperacharmed1 said...

Something about drinking in Florida is just more fun than drinking at home...okay, I have only been to Florida once when I could drink...but loved the margaritas...lol...  My son would be in heaven with the fishing....he has just discovered a love for the sport....I hope to take him to Florida soon to do some ocean fishing.

Tracie

southernmush said...

Hi !!!!!! The shots of everyone is wonderful. I would love if you would have put me in a bag and taken me with you on that trip. I would love to be out on that boat. I haven't been on a boat since I was little. Your entries are amazing.......I wish I could have been on the boat enjoying the sunshine.

You have to take me with you next time........you could hide me in a suitcase ha, ha, ha, ha

Thanks for sharing your trips with us.

ryanagi said...

Now THAT'S what I call a vacation! I feel relaxed just looking at the photos!

onemoretina said...

Sam, this looks like a great time.  I love the pictures .... this way, we can vacation right along with you !  I am glad that this time, all went well, and you were able to finish that vacation you started a few  months back.  Looking forward to the next round of pictures.   Tina

bosoxblue6993w said...

my buddy and i ventured down to vero beach 12 years ago from boston via the INLAND WATERWAY ... on a lousy twin 60.     what a freakin' nightmare!

salemslot9 said...

cheers Sam!

mutualaide said...

Looks like you enjoyed your days away and I'm glad you had a chance to have 'no cares, no worries'!

bedazzzled1 said...

LOL! I think your smile is probably at least a wee bit bigger and maybe even a tad more crooked when you are coming FROM Captain Hiram's. ::grin::

Lovely photos, as always. Such fun you have there.

Nikki Ü