|Sunrise aboard The Lady Jane|
Captain Larry Credle and his crew were ready and waiting for us. On most trips out of town the boys would normally golf but since this was a "couples" getaway AND we had one very avid fisherman in our group we decided to try our hand at fishing. I knew with the ladies on the boat not just any regular charter would do. We needed one with bathrooms (and fresh boiled shrimp)! I had been on The Lady Jane Shrimping Cruise twice before with various Girls Weekends I had done on St Simons and knew Captain Larry would take good care of us. He does rent the boat out for private fishing charters in addition to his shrimp cruises. Calm waters and sunny skies met us. The unique thing about fishin' aboard a shrimpin' vessel is that you troll the waters in search for fish with shrimp as bait taken straight out of the nets!
|Fresh Shrimp for Bait!|
No sharks (will blog about that another time) this time but lots of fun and educational stuff WAS in our haul. (PS- what we caught in those nets was the ONLY thing we caught ALL day!) Another nice feature on aboard The Lady Jane is they have a Marine Biologist on staff to tell you about the sea life and answer questions. Here are some shots of what we brought in.
|This little crab has quite a fish tale to tell |
("one day I caught a HUGE fish and a BIG shrimp at the same time!")
|I love his little face!|
As I said we caught nothing (which meant a food store stop was in our future for dinner supplies)! We did have lots of laughs, great scenery, cold beer and warm YUMMY FRESH boiled shrimp and LOTS of it!
|Just another example of my amazing camera|
As a surprise for one of the couple's on the trip celebrating their tenth wedding anniversary we had a little mock wedding ceremony! I had brought all kinds of wedding props with us and even printed out the renewal of vows for Chris (my hubby, the officiant) to read. The blushing bride donned her Bridal Baseball Cap and Just Married flip flops. I handed her bouquet as her husband put on his sweet Groom Baseball Cap and Groom Flips.
The "flower girls" and "flower boys" had champagne bottle bubbles in hand. The officiant did a fabulous job BUTT the "father of the bride" should have worn a belt.
The ceremony was filled with laughter and tears. And the groom never even had to put his beverage down.
|I LOVE the "flower girls" on the hot tub blowing bubbles!|
|We were laughing so hard (except the two in deep conversation at the corner of the hot tub.) |
Wonder what they were scheming?