We decided that we needed to get out and do something. We’ve been hyper responsible the last several months and haven’t been some of those complaining about quarantine closures either. We wanted to really get out and do something. The search didn’t take to long for us to decide that going snorkeling was probably one of the safest routes. Amanda and I could spend most of the time in the water and keep our distance from others. The boat to the key was a little more crowded than we’d like but was manageable considering it was open to the air and we were zipping through the water. The 15 mile trip from Gulf Port to Fort DeSoto National Park with dolphins playing in the wake of the boat was pleasant but a bit
noisy considering the large 500 horsepower engines of the tour boat. We were there for the chance to get in the water and do a little exploring and that was what was important. The water was warm and only about 60% as clear as the Caribbean so you had to look more carefully to see the wildlife. The fish in that area of the gulf aren’t nearly as brightly colored as coral swimming fish either. The fish tend to be brown or sand-colored and blend in easily with the grasses and bottom. The chance for us to spend some time swimming and exploring was nice anyway. We even took a little time to walk the shoreline in search of plastic and other trash that had washed up. The trip was about 5 hours total and was only a 110 dollars for the two of us, tip included.