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... but didn't show where. We found them on the other side of the road, poorly marked. We thought we might stop on the way back. On to Long Key! Long Key showed it's trails on the map.There is a nicely built boardwalk through the mangroves, that leads to the Golden Orb Nature trail and another trail along the beach towards the campsites. We saw a few sites that were near the boardwalk, They had wooden platforms to set up and roofs. The camera ...
... Bridges.The Lighthouse was built in the Civil War and is still in use. They used to man it ( 30 days on the lighthouse is a LONG shift!) Now it is electric.It is a half hour boat ride from shore.The water was really clear and there were good variety of fish. Some people saw rays, but not us. We saw some Barracuda and a grouper as well as all the little tropical ...
... and nice to be out in the sea air. We saw a Ray of some kind leap out of the water and make a big splash. Apparently they do it to shake parasites off, getting a photo of that would just be by chance.TWe spent the afternoon lounging on the balcony and it got pretty drunk ...
... beach seemed to attract all the Labs , and it was very busy.The water was too shallow to swim, barely knee deep on me! The big excitement was a small Hammerhead shark. By the time I grabbed my camera he was gone.The guides say this beach is preferred by kiteboarders but they weren't there today.We had packed a picnic lunch and we headed back to Sombrero beach as the ...
... have really good boys to get the passes to do this work! We stayed for dinner of course. Oh my! I had THE BEST treat ever! freshly made potato chips.What a snack! Hot from the fryer! We added conch fritters and cold beer, a fine feast indeed! Since we walked there and back we earned a slice of Key Lime Pie, back at the casa.
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