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Category: Islamorada

Paul Tudor Jones on Failure

A recent graduation speech given by part-time Islamorada resident and hedge fund king Paul Tudor Jones:

The Best Keys’ Website This Year

Florida Keys 360. Sort of like Google Earth, but just for the Conch Republic. It’s all here, from the Islamorada Sandbar to Hens and Chickens to a Japanese tourist who has confused his beer bottle with a conch shell.

The Top 20 Old Media Tributes To Islamorada

Before all newspapers and magazines go kaput and the Kindle DX makes books obsolete: For Travelers The Florida Keys: Laid-back Living With a Touch of Glamour. From The Independent across the pond. All Keyed Up. The Washington Post. For Newlyweds Islamorada is #3 on The Knot’s top honeymoon spots, behind Venice and Paris. Take that, […]

On Florida Bay

More great pics from Pat Ford. Taken during a tarpon fishing trip last Friday on Florida Bay.

Not a Bank Robber

A fishing guide on the flats at sunset. From Pat Ford. Funny story. This is my firm’s old logo: After first seeing it last year, a friend up north asked, “Why is that bank robber in your logo holding a broom? Looks like he’s standing at home in Fenway ready to jack one out.” As […]

Those Tourists Will Buy Anything

From the new Live Rock USA store at MM 85, by Pasta’s studio. And it’s for saltwater aquariums. The owners recently started harvesting live rock from a 600,000 pound tract of limestone that was hand-set in an aquaculture zone off Islamorada ten years ago. Now that the rock has matured, they collect it, store it […]

Where The Pirates Are Friendly

Our friends Lance and Suzanne just moved their 105′ schooner to a new home at Schooner Wharf in Key West. We took a sunset cruise on the Halie & Matthew last Sunday. Amazing. Gorgeous boat, great crew. Then there was the tropical breeze, perfect music and cold beer…plus dolphins, a black powder cannon, some truly […]

The Fish, Not the Fund

I was feeling pretty smug about my tarpon pictures until Pat Ford sent around some of his own from a recent fly fishing trip. Yeah. I’ll stick to investing.

Geek versus Tarpon

From a trip yesterday afternoon with good friend Captain Ted Wilson. Fantastic time, as usual. ‘Tis the time of year for tarpon in the Keys. Here’s a video of the above, another of the tarpon leaping, and Ted where he’s most at home. Also, from the bow of Ted’s skiff, running through the mangroves. Ted’s […]

Signs of Life in Keys’ Real Estate?

From the front lines of the housing bubble, and direct from the father of Cale in the Keys, here is an update on the Key West real estate market. Dad doesn’t know I posted this, but he’s been putting these reports out every month for ten years and he’s got quite a following among the […]