Royal Hawaiian Motel / Botel
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... the death of Juan Ponce de León. If an enemy was especially hated, they would tie him naked to the tree and as rain ran off the leaves and bark of the tree, they would be chemically skinned alive. The tour boat did not get too close to the tree, and we hope that folks in the kayaks and canoes traversing the canal have been warned.
We spot some Dolphins on the cruise and wonder how they arrived here in the middle of a land-locked lake and canal. Well, it turns ...
... apparent that the large splashing thing was actually a tarpon (a type of sailfish) that the fisherman had on his line, and we were able to relax.
I went back to snorkeling and within just a few hours of being in the water encountered a cornucopia of beautiful, colorful, intriguing and cute creatures including (but not limited to) barrel sponge, spiny lobster, scrawled trunkfish, stingray, brain coral, spotted drum, yellowhead wrasse, and four-eyed butterfly fish! And ...
... of what to expect ahead. This included warnings about the much heavier traffic we would encounter on this portion of the ICW due to the more populated areas we through which we would be passing. (They were so right. The traffic was nuts. Jets skis and fishing boats popping out from no where, cruisers throwing wakes with abandon). They also emphasized staying within the markers due to skinny waters. (Again, they weren't kidding. If you got just a little bit outside of the range ...
... be in the dark. All the tourists start arriving about 7 pm for the sunset.It's also a popular time for the working folk to come out for their after work run or walk, so it is pretty busy. It wasn,t a spectacular sunset, but it was nice. I managed to twist my (good) knee on the way home, so the rest of the evening was ice on knee and in drink .Good thing I bought a big bottle of medicinal ...
Following a search on Trip Advisor and a discussion with some locals Laura and I went in search of Fort Zachary Taylor State Park. It is the best beach in Key West and there is a Fort! We went past Mile 0 of Route 1. So the morning was spent at the Beach, we crashed another wedding and had a picnic! In the afternoon we looked around the fort. Following a full day we drove onto Marathon for an overnight ...