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.