Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Key West, Days 3 and 4

On day 3, we celebrated the 10th birthday of my son.  He just wanted to hang out at the pool and eat pizza for supper, so that's what we did. 

Day 4 - Derek looked online to find a better beach around Key West, and found Bahia Honda State Park.  It was voted best beach in America .... it was in 1992, but that was still a good sign.  Boy, was it beautiful! 

There was still seaweed on the beach, but as you can see in the picture above, the water was clear blue.

There was one section that was probably the size of two football fields, where the water was clear and a little over ankle deep.  Way out, there was some more sea grass growing.  I could handle this much better that the stinky stuff growing across the street from our condo.

Sea grass that looks like a map of USA, here's Florida.

You can see how far off shore we were and how shallow the water still is.

This scene reminded me of a Corona commercial. 

 We all came back to this site our last full day in the Keys and Derek and I set our chairs up in the middle of the water and relaxed for hours in the sun.

In the early 1900s, Henry Flagler brought the railroad down to the Keys.  A section of the railway is still standing through the Bahia Honda Chanel.  Years later, they added a road to the top to the unused railway.  That road looked so rickety but luckily, there is a much wider and more sturdy road that you travel on now.

Bahia Honda was the best time at the beach for all of us.  I would love to go back, and hopefully seaweed free.

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