The rain has started now. This week the forecast calls for rain nearly every day. Humidity is high and the temperature will hit 90 daily. Summertime in Naples. Fishing will improve though and restaurant waits will be few. Traffic has calmed some but still there are lots of cars out there.
Many people are now bicycling. It is cooler than walking as you provide your own breeze. It involves fewer mosquitoes, as riding along makes it harder for them to get on you. As more and more people bicycle, the need for understanding of the rules of the road become more necessary. I told you in the last post that the city has a new website and it is easy to use.
In the site is a part about bicycles. It has a downloadable booklet on Florida Rules of the road for bicycles. If you are going to bicycle you should read it. Nearly every week there is an accident involving a person on a bicycle and an automobile. You do not want to be the subject of one of these articles. Admittingly many times it is the car driver who is at fault, but not always. You are the only one who can make sure you are not the problem.
Do you know which side of the road you are supposed to be riding on? Can you legally ride on the sidewalk? Can you ride 2 abreast? What is the law concerning riding in groups? Do you need to stop at STOP signs? Do you need lights on your bike to ride at night? Can you ride double? Where can you park your bike? Do you need to wear a helmet? How about glasses? Can you ride while listening to music on earphones? This is not the land of your youth. Things have changed since most of us were kids when bike riding was how you got around. If you do not know the answers to these questions, you need to download the booklet and read it.
I am getting bitten like crazy by mosquitoes. They are everywhere and it is difficult to go outside. A lot has been written about this current outbreak of saltwater mosquitoes and even the news reports on TV has been talking about this problem. Here is how you can help here in our area…by calling the mosquito hotline and reporting how bad it is and asking for spraying we get better coverage. It really makes a difference. If we can get 20 or 30 people calling complaining we can get better service than if 2 or 3 call. So please pick up the phone and punch in..239 436 1000 and tell them you need spraying.
If you just cannot call then here is the app..Collier Mosquito Control District. If you load this in your phone, Ipad or tablet, you can go there and request spraying.
I like summer fishing. This is my best catch this year so far 30 inch Snook. We caught it up the river in Rookery Bay. It was a keeper but I released it. If you have some pictures of your catches, please send them to me and I will publish them here.