Chickee and Pavilion
from fishing, the park's second most popular activity is
visiting the chickee for coffee in the morning, games during
the day, and a happy hour each evening where much hilarity
chickee is the social hub where all matters are discussed,
followed closely by the pavilion for:
Potluck, and Special Park Dinners
favorite pastimes include:
Expeditions. With fleets of boats joining in the hunt
for Blue-claw Crabs, trips often end with crab bakes shared
by the crews and guests.
Trips and Picnics. Outside the tight ring of mangrove
island hugging the shore and outward several miles, many
resident boaters embark on picnic expeditions to the outer
islands. Here on the edge of the Gulf are beautiful, uninhabited
islands ringed by pure white sand and framed by battered
trees pounded by recent hurricanes.
Many accomplished artists and crafters often work together
on projects that include:
of this work ends up in local galleries, some in galleries
around the country, and some in the homes and RVs of visitors
Kayaking. This year numerous women in the park began an informal
kayak club. Many of them became adept captains and navigators.
and Engine Repairs. Many of the park guests and residents
are very handy with tools and know their boat repairs. On days
when it's too windy to fish, boat repair projects abound.
Stuff. If you need something fixed, someone will know how
to do it, and usually many consultants congregate to offer advice.
Bursts of laughter punctuate the buzz of serious industry.
As the images here suggest, many residents are avid photographers,
and almost nothing is more adoringly cultivated than the fine
art of sunset photos.
Stories rule the roost, however. Most of them are funny. Some
are scary. A few of them are true.