Monday, 5 March 2012

Down the Keys

This blog is just a quick photo tour. We decided to hire a car for a week while this last bit of boatwork is being finished, and head down the A1A to Key West.
Accommodation on Key West was either booked out or crazy expensive, so we stayed overnight in this great little Bed & Breakfast on Big Pine Key:

Great spot for stargazing and wildlife spotting, including Key Deer, very pretty and unafraid of people.

We took our folding bikes along, and these were an ideal way to see Key West the next day. Here's the southernmost point of the continental US, with lots of people lining up to take photos:

Duval St is where it all happens on Key West. It was buzzing with tourists, college kids on Spring Break and locals who looked like they hadn't moved from their barstools in the last twenty years.

Of course we had to do the pilgrimmage to Margaritaville. I'm glad Terry opted for the T shirt instead.

Saw Hemingway's house and his statue. Along with all the other monuments, he had been 'yarnbombed' by a local cancer charity.

The Key West Butterfly Garden was awesome.

We had a tasty Cuban pulled pork sandwich at Ana's Cuban Cafe, rode our bikes back to the beach, then drove 'home' to Fort Lauderdale via Miami in the most unbelievably dense and scary traffic either of us had ever seen - much worse than New York or LA. Sadly my camera battery ran out so there are no images of these experiences. Here are some baby alligators in the Everglades instead:

1 comment:

  1. Love the photo journal! I feel really sorry for some of the bar stools...