Coconut Cay Resort & Marina
Travel Blogs from Marathon
After the pretense and expense of Miami we were pleased to head down to the slightly less commercial, more chilled and incredibly beautiful Florida Keys. We stayed on Marathon at a great little place called Coconut Cay; which comprised of about 30 little chalets style places that were all painted in pastel shades...so cute. Whilst at the Keys we …
... was my luxury for the day.
John's luxury is a bit more practical. In fact, it's not really a luxury but a safety measure we hope we never have to use. We are now the proud owners of a six-person, auto-inflating life raft. Our dinghy, which we carry and launch from behind the fly bridge, has a 400 lb capacity. The Captain felt we needed more security on the open seas especially if we have more than the two of us plus Ashley ...
... our parasaling at 4pm, so we stopped in at the Key West cemetary which had quite a few graves stacked up ontop of each other. It also had monuments to the Cuban Revolution of 1868 and the USS Maine disaster.
We took time to drive south to the southermost point of continental USA and I even went for a swim at Higgs Beach. It wasn't so great because it was shallow with lots of seaweed, but there were a few fish swimming around me. We drove back up Duval Street and ...
... from the truck. Considering the size of it, it's really doing quite well on fuel consumption - though it's a good job diesel is cheaper here than it is in the UK!
We walked around the nature trails at Crane Point, trying to spot the fish and photograph the many butterflies. then we drove on to Pigeon ...
... in New Orleans with joints pumping out live music and drag queens trying to entice punters into their establishments.
We walk past an Adult Entertainment Center where a hooker in a dressing gown is sweeping the sidewalk while another hollers from the porch at two very straight guys ahead of us, "Hey, I wanna get naked with you and my girlfriend." The guys s****** and one responds, "We'll be back later."
"I'll be hot for you sugar," promises the fifty-year old in ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting