Royal Hawaiian Motel / Botel
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... the journey! What.the.hell. Anyway Hannah finally made it over and that was my queue to leave. Bye crazy lady! We jumped in the car and left for a five hour journey to Clearwater.... In conclusion the keys were fantastic, a great experience. I probably wouldn't go back because I feel I have done it all now and well Cancun in Mexico is just round the corner so I may as well go there if I was going to fly that far :) But it is very tropical and I can now tick that off the bucket ...
... at the Royal Palm's Anhinga Trail and continues with visits to Long Pine Key, Paurotis Pond, West Lake, Mrazek Pond, the shores of the Flamingo group campsite, and (my personal favorite) the wastewater treatment plant. This bird-filled excursion provides us a fantastic overview of the southern park and we see scores of birds. The official report was:
Total species: 44, Total # of birds: 649 including: Pied-billed Grebe #6, Brown Pelican #12, ...
... deck and we drank mai tais as we watched the blood orange sun sink into the sea. Not a bad start to a vacation, that’s for sure.
Edgewater Lodge offers free bicycle rental when you stay with them, so the following morning I hopped on a bike and rode the 2 miles down to the campsite at Long Key State Park to join my friends for breakfast. Jon was cooking eggs and bacon on the gas camp stove (high class camping for sure) and Mari had made tea. My favorite kind of tea ...
... 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 ...
This is our closest Beach. The weather was gorgeous! Water temp was 77! It is very shallow and calm. The big excitment was a Manatee that swam by about 20 feet from shore.All I saw was the shadow, but it was cool to know she was there.Glenn filled in as a photographer's assistant on a Sunglasses ad shoot. The Mayor ( as we call him ) of Sombrero Beach was the ...