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

February 3, 2015

Feb. 2 - Marathon, FL

Sombrero Resort & Marina

“It’s hard for me to put into words why I like the beach so much. Everything about it is renewing for me, almost like therapy…Beach Therapy.” -Amy Dykens

Groundhog Day in the Keys...of course we saw our shadows! Does that mean it's going to be a longer winter...sounds good to me. We're still getting high winds, but that just reminds us of home. It makes it hard to take The Pearl out on the water and do any fishing, but keeps us cool even on warmer days. Most of our days lately have been in the low 70s but today we went into the 80s...a great day for the beach. What better way could you spend Groundhog Day and from the looks of the beach today, lots of other people had the same idea.

Groundhog Day History: Predicting the length of winter based upon whether or not an animal sees its shadow was nothing new to the German immigrants who settled Pennsylvania, although in the old country they relied on badgers and bears. Europeans marked winter’s midpoint on Feb. 2 by celebrating Candlemas Day, a festival of lights that also included a formula for predicting the arrival of spring. Each country had a little saying for their prediction; this is England’s song.

If Candlemas be fair and bright,
Come, Winter, have another flight;
If Candlemas brings clouds and rain,
Go Winter, and come not again.

I’m not sure if Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, but here in the Florida Keys we did…if that means six more weeks of winter, then bring it on, we’re ready!

I love this little piece of Sombrero Beach
The dinghy dock at the beach was very busy today
This guy must have forgotten the rule...red, right, returning. He was on the wrong side of the channel marker and went aground. 
A beautiful ending to a wonderful day

1 comment:

  1. Nothing beats the winter blues like a day in the sun at the beach! Looks like a great groundhog day.