Key Colony Beach Motel
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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... often described as having only two seasons- the wet and the dry. Most hot summer days are punctuated by quenching afternoon thunderstorms that bring life-giving water to the park. Our visit takes place during the middle of the dry season where the water that previously approached the edges of roads and trails has long receded and wildlife watering holes are receding. The benefit of this timing is that birds must now concentrate their feeding in an ever-growing smaller ...
... out in the weed. They grow pretty big and have wonderful articulated armour so their only weak spot is right between the eyes. They have a shovel-shaped snout they use to dig holes that fill with water. Fish swim into the hole, birds go for the fish and the alligator gets a nice meal of both. We enjoyed the walk so much we decided to go deeper into the park - to Flamingo at ...
... upon us and when we got back we laughed it off and enjoyed the museum. Later that evening we watched the sun set in the main square before getting some delicious Mexican food. We then left early the next morning for the Everglades on the way stopping at the John Pennekamp Coral reef where we saw lots of marine life on a boat trip including dolphins, turtles, swordfish and many other small colourful ...
... and sand. The table was blown over and the coffee pot was buried in sand. It closely resembled a FEMA disaster zone. Out on the water several kayaks and smaller fishing boats had come unmoored and were floating aimlessly. Some of the other tent camps looked similarly beaten and destroyed, and even the people who had RVs and campers looked traumatized as they wandered around the flooded campsite. So much for our good luck with the weather.
Jon and I tried our best to ...
... be fun and we chose Marathon due to its strategic location between Key West and the ICW. We made the usual preparations the night before our departure. Just before we left, we discovered our sailboat friends were leaving for Marathon the same day albeit from a different marina so we made plans to hook up. Because Marathon was too far for either of us to travel in our respective boats at the speed at which we cruised, we all made the decision to anchor overnight in the Little ...