As the miles ticked by I decided to try and stop at a hotdog stand in Keaton Beach, the timing was about right. As I got closer to Keaton Beach there was more and more traffic, speed boats, rentals, pontoons,jet skis and even airboats. I had chosen a beach to land on from the satellite photo, but as I got close enough there were many signs saying no boats, swimming area only. I really didn’t see any other options and the traffic was really getting thick, so the stop turned into a drive by. The wind was still favorable so I sailed a few miles more and dropped anchor as a thunderstorm hit.
I was adjusting my rudder up haul line today and removing a pile of weed when I saw the tail of a fish sticking out. There was some sort of ramora or sucker fish hitching a ride. I wonder how many of those were down there. I also wonder what sort of drag that would create.