I shared a wonderful trip with a very special person who made every effort to take me to the most enchanting places in FL. So naturally, I made it a point to share the best with Dave.
Located at the southernmost point of the US mainland in the Everglades was Cape Sable. This coastal shoreline is known by many as the wildest and most remote beach in all of Florida. The area is completely undeveloped. It is about 18 nautical miles to the nearest town of Flamingo. Since there are no roads, water is the only way you can get there.
What also makes Cape Sable extraordinary is the thousands of unique seashells that the tides have deposited along the shoreline; my favorite being the fighting conch shell pictured above. The beauty of the shells, the remoteness of the island, and the peacefulness one feels just being there are just three of the reasons why this is another special place for Dave.
On another day, we headed out early in the morning to catch the breathtaking sunrise on Biscayne Bay. As we were searching for the perfect spot to fish, we stopped at a lovely place called Old Rhodes Key. The vivid green water quietly lapped against the lush mangrove trees along the shore. A small bird kept dive-bombing my line while a small yellow butterfly kept fluttering by. It was an unforgettable moment in an amazing spot; a place teeming with life and beauty.
Even though Dave’s idea of fishing was to sit back with a beer, cast out his line, and hope a fish might bump into it, he did love the serenity, the view, and the sheer clear-your-mind relaxation that fishing can bring. At the very least, he is smiling at his mother for bringing him to such special places.