"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

April 12, 2014

April 11 - Sixmile Creek, FL

Outback Crab Shack

We enjoyed a slow morning...sleeping in a little, taquitos for breakfast and coffee on the flybridge. I think we’re going to like this slower pace cruising. Our destination today was a small creek on the eastern shore of the St. John's called Sixmile Creek. It's a stop everyone seems to make, because the Outback Crab Shack offers a nice free floating dock to anyone who eats at the restaurant. The dock is 1/4 mile long...not that it was needed today. There were only a few day boats docked when we arrived. We thought we'd see a few more boats this evening since it was a beautiful Friday, but no one showed up. We decided to have a late lunch...catfish and shrimp was the days lunch special and it wasn't too bad. The place seems to be known for its fried seafood, which we aren’t a big fan of any longer. I was excepting to find a cute little fish camp on the river, much like the one we were at yesterday, but this place is very run down and you can't even see the river from their tables. It definitely looks different from the pictures on their website…but for the nice dock on this quiet secluded creek it's a good deal.

After lunch we took the dinghy up the creek in search of wildlife. It's a beautiful remote area, but all we saw were a few turtle and two birds...no alligators yet. We spent the evening on the boat visiting with people who strolled down the dock from the restaurant and listening to the serenade of a million frogs in the surrounding swamp.

Good morning!
Our morning view 
The 1/4 mile dock of Outback Crab Shack
The Outback Crab Shack
Scenes from our ride up the creek 
A turtle
A Limpkin 
Just a few seconds for the serenade going on outside our boat last night.

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous pics! That's some SERIOUS noise!!!