Coconut Cay Resort & Marina
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... all year.
5. The water is clear and as spectacular as its neighboring Caribbean waters.
6. It gives the feeling of being off the beaten path. In fact, as I floated on the water almost falling into a deep slumber, I suddenly woke up, looked around and thought I was in Zanzibar! Then, reality kicked me and reminded me that I'm merely a few hours from D.C. I wasn't bummed about that realization ...
... to drive back and forth across the state just to use up the credit!
Now that the toll misery is out of the way, we can talk about how awesome today has been. We set an alarm to be up in time for our early departure from Key West International Airport by seaplane. We were met by Captain John, who was really the quintessential Key West pilot type of guy, thick beard, barefoot, etc. We and eight others hopped on a ...
... to Key West. Our first stop today, however, was Key Largo. As Highway 1 enters the Florida Keys it becomes a single lane both ways but luckily the traffic was flowing smoothly. Once we had crossed over the first of many bridges we were officially in the Keys.
We were both eager to make the most of our time so our first stop was snorkelling. We didn't have a secure reservation, so we were lucky to make it onto the boat going out in the afternoon. By the time we had ...
... seas here are among the most beautiful we have seen anywhere, brimming with fish and marine life and showcasing gorgeous shades of tropical blues and greens. We saw dozens of pelicans flying in formations and many osprey eagles circling overhead, both hunting for fish.
We booked our accommodation at Looe Key Resort in Big Pine only about half an hours’ drive from Key West. Despite the grand name, it was a cheap ...
... and fun, one never quite forgets that one is in wild country. Eerie! I felt I was being watched. We counted over 75 alligators before we gave up. A couple of the ancient guys were right on our bike path. And Isabel and I stumbled on a nest of freshly hatched baby alligators. Honestly, they were cute! (Isabel: “Mom, can I hold one?”) We also saw over 25 turtles (those soft-shelled ones are ...
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