For years we've been collecting all sorts of flotsam and jetsam during our many visits to Elliot Key, Key Biscayne, and the rest of Biscayne Bay. The collection of lobster trap buoys alone was reaching close to 100 and the strings of multicolor balls were beginning to overtake the backyard. Somewhere in the back of my mind I always knew these things were going to convert into gold (ok cash). Well that day has finally come. Welcome to Mother Ocean Consignment in Key Largo (MM 99 bayside). We found this place several months past. They specialize in marine related consignments and anything nautical for the home. This past Saturday we cleared out the garage and started working on those lobster trap buoys. We split the buoys into strings of three and created hand painted (watercolor) tags. The owner is selling them for $5 per string and we hope to be able to retire soon in the Keys. The girls did most of the work and I even got a "That looks really cute!" from the wife. Even if you don't have a boat be sure to stop by the store. They've got a great collection of brass antiques and watershoes for $1. Even Walmart can't beat that.
Tuesday P.M. Update: I just spoke with the owner and he informed me that he sold seven sets of buoys on Sunday (shortly after we dropped them off). Bingo! I love it when a plan comes together. All proceeds will be used to fund future adventures aboard the Rhum Brave!