Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Old Curmudgeon Shows Geezers How to Relax

The Geezers met friend Bill Whalen at 9:00 AM for a day of small boat sailing out of Cedar Key. Bill's “Peep Hen” 14 foot boat was already tied up at the dock as we pulled into the parking lot at this out of the way village on the Gulf. Only 14' long but wide and deep, the Hen fit the three big guys just fine and we had a great day of sailing, Geezer-style – slow and steady, in no hurry and no where in particular to be.

The winds took us to Dog Key, Snake Key and finally to Atsena Otie Key. Events included running aground several times, a few beers at appropriate times (anytime), and a half-hour nap on the beach. Birds were all around, including Osprey, White and Brown Pelicans, Black Skimmers (a flock of 50+), Common Loons and a Bald Eagle. Porpoises swam along side as we crossed the bay.

It was a totally relaxing day, capped off with a few pints of Guinness and some sea food at the bar of the local inn.

Sailing from Cedar Key

Relaxing Geezer-style


  1. Did you check the loons for color bands? We had one of our birds photographed and ID'd by color bands near Clearwater a couple of years ago.

  2. The only rings these loons saw were the perfect rings of foam left on the pint glass as we polished off the Guiness!

    PS: Mike told me he was a Guiness virgin, after choking down three glasses he decided that he may try it again some time....

  3. Yeah! That Guiness stuff IS pretty good - maybe it was the charming company that made it so darn good. Thanks for a great day, Bill.

  4. Ya' all are havin' just way too much fun in that nice warm weather while we are suffering thru another bunch of winter weather.

    It's great to follow along ... what ever happened with the electrical outlets Mike?

    Geezer speak fits right in to the "How do you know when you're a Geezer"

    Where are ya now????