The Miserable Mile

They call it the miserable mile! It’s a long no wake zone from the Stickney Point bridge all the way north to Roberts Bay. If you are on your way to fish out of New Pass or in Sarasota Bay proper then it is an inconvenience that you have to deal with when you go out of the Siesta Key Marina.
But, if you have nowhere in particular to be and plenty of time to get there, it is nice to be reminded that even the “miserable mile” is really beautiful. This morning the water was like glass, there were fish and birds all around and we had the place to ourselves. And this time of year the weather is nice and cool if you are a local, and nice and warm if you are a snow bird…

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