Last week Mom and I went out in the canoe, and we saw some amazing things.
We’re staying at Sunshine Key RV resort (It’s really Ohio Key), and so there’s a marina in the park where you can put your boat in the water. On the west side of Bahia Honda there is a lot of sea grass and the water is really shallow. There are sandy places there, too. I had brought my snorkel. I leaned over the boat and put my face in. There were little corals that looked like golf-ball sized brain coral, but they were bright orange! Three times Mom called me out of the water to see sharks, but I missed it every time. There were no fish, not even any jellies. I have to admit I was disappointed.
We were heading back. There was going to be a meet and greet at the pool for the new families, and we had said we would be there. I started singing “I am a Thoughtful Guy,” one of my favorite Rhett and Link songs, when all of a sudden…
“I think about if- Woah!”
There was a weirdly shaped rock on the bottom of the water, and I knew it wasn’t just a rock. We hurried back to it, and saw that it was a Queen Conch. A Queen Conch! They’re endangered, and a little bit uncommon. It was huge, too! About a foot and a half! We saw its shiny opening side. We could even see its eyes! It turned itself over and the other side was covered in dirt as a disguise.
When we finally tore ourselves away, there was a stingray! I saw one more on the way home, and Mom saw a leopard ray! What a great day!