Wednesday, May 06, 2009
Come aboard for our sunset cruise of Tampa's harbor
The evening could not be more inviting. As the sun begins to set and drop fiery orange into the Gulf, shadows envelop the buildings on Harbour Island and grow long down on the dock. The Lucky Lady II is ready to take us all out into some of Florida's most delightful weather. No rainfall at all (which is not a good thing as we really are experiencing a severe drought and water for our lawns and shrubbery is restricted. Hard to imagine in a state almost surrounded by water everywhere.) This channel leads out past the Mediterranean- style homes on Davis Islands and then the open bay, Skyway Bridge and the Gulf. It would be a perfect evening for drinks and dinner of fresh Florida Grouper, jumbo shrimp and succulent scallops - blackened, fried or broiled to taste. Throw in hush puppies, fries and a salad of lettuce, sliced tangerines, pears and red onions sprinkled with ground pepper and pecans. As we place the napkin in our lap, and push off on our virtual departure from the dock, Bon Appetit and smooth sailing.