Monday, October 12, 2009

Fall days in Stuart

Isn't much like fall at all. It's been 90+ here for the last week and there's no end in sight. We're not complaining because whatever the weather's doing is keeping the hurricanes from forming. That's a really, really good thing. 2 more weeks to go till the official end of hurricane season; which also means the beginning of tourist season. Already we are seeing lots of Canadian flags flying. The fall brings the migration of snowbirds.

Speaking of migrations... We stepped out the back door of the boat Saturday and were very surprised to see a swarm of bees had decided Istaboa was a good place to hang out.

They hung around on the deck for a while then decided the kayaks on the upper deck was a better site for their plans. My Pop was a hobbyist bee keeper for a while when I was a kid so I had seen this type of thing before. They are pretty much harmless at this stage unless threatened. So keeping with our, "friends of honest and harmless creatures attitude", we let them be. (no pun intended)

We are hoping they soon find a better place to do their thing or we must have them removed by a bee keeper. They are in short supply these days, for some reason, and we understand they are quite important partners in the local agriculture industry.
But, we don't think they'll enjoy going to sea. So, bees, be gone!

The days are hot but, in the end, we're rewarded with some beautiful fall sunsets.



Update: The Stew Fish Repsipee

It was excellent.