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Travel Blogs from Duck Key
... to the pier for Commotion in the Ocean! This was a big catamaran which took us out into the Key West ocean for two hours with a jazz band, food, and most importantly drink all included (boy did they regret that!). It was one if the girls' birthday, so this was the perfect to celebrate, and it didn't stop there! Once back on dry land we headed to a few more bars, finishing at Sloppy Joe's where things got very messy. Returned to camp at 3am and passed out in the ...
... and gators. They make perfect models. They pose and are habituated enough to not move an inch while you're photographing We continued past cypress stands, hammocks, mahoganies, ponds and lakes until the mangroves appeared 34 miles later. This is the south coast of mainland Florida: Flamingo. Flamingo is a place worn by hurricanes and pretty isolated. There used to be a lodge here but it blew away. There used to be flamingos here once too, but they probably were ...
... a flat wide beak which they utilize to scrape the bottom of the ponds for small shrimp which they devour. To actually get a photo of a spoonbill not moving is super, and we were down here long enough that we had the opportunity to do just that.
When we first came to the Everglades I actually expected to see small birds, but the mass majority of birds you see around here are the Spoonbills, Woodstorks, Ospreys, Blackneck Slates, Ibis ...
... Joe's, where Ernest Hemmingway used to drink in the '30s. It's a pretty unsalubrious dive with dollar bills stapled to every inch of the ceiling, so a quick flash of the camera and on we go.
It's the same affair with Audubon House, a key attraction but one that doesn't quite seem worth the steep admission price being, essentially, just a house with a pretty garden - and there's an abundance of those. So we head over to the marina just as the skies start to cloud over. ...
... as its name suggests is the most southernly point in the entire continental United States. Across the road is the sea and 90 miles due south lies Cuba.
We've come to the end point of America, the tropical home of Key West; a land of its own rules that proudly calls itself the Conch Republic and once tried to secede from the mainland by declaring war on the US, calling a ceasefire 60 seconds later without firing a shot and then asking for billions in postwar redevelopment ...
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