I see these flat waters every day when I ride into work in the evening but usually I have left my departure too late o be able to stop and still get to work in time. So during my commute I look and I marvel, but on an afternoon off I can stop and spend a little time just looking.What amazes me, even after all these years, is how the sky and the sea join imperceptibly on the horizon. Indeed there is no horizon as one would conventionally expect to see one. The sea becomes air and the air becomes water and the dividing line is invisible.
Channel markers looking south toward the open waters of the Straits of Florida simply accentuate the desert barrenness of nothing that stretches to infinity. The US Coastguard puts out these markers in an effort to bring order to the void, but all the poles manage to do is emphasize the emptiness. It is time to get out on the water and i am ready to get my new cables installed on my skiff. Most people go out to fish. My wife and I go out to swim and contemplate how small we are and how large is our pelagic back yard. Summer in the Keys looks like this.