Liz was back in the kitchen working on toasted blueberry bagels with cream cheese, fresh fruit and freshly brewed coffee. We each rotated through the shower, getting dressed and straightening up our respective sleeping quarters and eventually all sat down at the table together to eat breakfast and talk about the plans for the day. The LLGF seminar didn't start until 12:30 in the afternoon so we pretty much had all morning to do whatever. A couple of us took our coffee mugs outside and sat on the Adirondack chairs to just relax and breath in the fresh morning air. It was a bit overcast and the water was as slick as glass. It was so quiet and peaceful like you were the only person on the planet for a brief moment in time. Dolphins were within a rock's throw and were in absolutely no hurry to get anywhere in particular. It was as if they were putting forth just enough effort to remain stationary facing against the current as mullet and other baitfish are swept right in front of their face. We sat and watched them for several minutes before they finally moved on. Two or three other Bridgwater Inn lodgers made their way outside to greet the morning as well. The two ladies staying in the room to our left were sisters from Miami and were also here for the seminar. The couple staying in the room to our right had traveled down from Tennessee with another couple and had reserved a charter boat for fishing that afternoon.
Dot and Liz went back inside and came back out with their rods. That's the spirit !! Maybe they'd have better luck Saturday morning than they had Friday night. No more than 30 seconds after Dot cast her line out and she had hooked up on a fish and no sooner had she realized she had a fish on, it cut her line like a razor. It took her bait, hook and all of her leader line. Oh, she had a few choice words to say about that and wasn't about to let bygones be bygones, no-sir-ee. That fish was still out there and by-God she was going to catch it! She must have spent the next half hour trying to rehook that rascal but it was no use...that thing, whatever it was, was long gone!