Lot of photo ops at the Love Lane headquarters of the Key West Literary Seminar
Next door to the library
Plan was to grab a quick fast food breakfast. Missed the Burger King due to the construction on Roosevelt Blvd. Got into Wendy's. Parking lot. Opens at 8. Not 8. To McDonald's
Not a bad view from the parking lot. Ate as I drove to Summerland Key. I wanted to find the wooden bridge to Wahoo Key. I had seen photos of it on Facebook. And, I had just seen old photos of my brother-in-law, hammer in hand, building it, years ago.
I went to Cudjoe Key, instead.
In all my years of coming to the Florida Keys, I have only seen roseate spoonbills twice. Both at Cudjoe Key, from Blimp Road.
Never saw spoonbills, and my sister and her family lived on Cudjoe for almost 20 years. Spent time fishing, on the other side of the Key. I was a frequent visitor from 1988 to 1996.
All this is on one small island
Cable for Fat Albert. The blimp.
Shallow water and islets
A couple under water shots
Landed at 5 to 12
The bike path goes over bridges built in 1943. Bridges built after the 1935 Labor Day Hurricane destroyed much of Henry Flagler's railroad, built in 1912
Three bridges in 2 miles. I turned around.
Got to have kayak now
Someone asked me why I had two bikes. So I could have one tuned up by the experts at WeCycle
Time for the lodgings tour
This was my second stay here. The first, my niece's wedding. I retired relatively early, letting the younger generation keep the party going. I had almost dozed off, when I heard footsteps, voices, "put him here" and one of my nephews was tossed on to the bed. I went off to the one below.
Stopped at Salt.
But, it has a Sandpaper Press section. Arlo's publishing house
Had to bike through the cemetery
Remember the Maine
My favorite street
Packers are, Number One
Five Brothers closed at 3, so I went to Sandy's
Elena works here
My money is on the kayak. Even though the paddle is upside down
There are three rock piles off the beach at Fort Zachary Taylor State Park
I snorkeled to the closet pile, and saw more, and a wider variety of fish than I have ever seen here.
I did not see the moray eel that has been hiding in the rocks.
Stop at Love Lane before going to Chico's for dinner with Monica, Bill, Arlo, Ashley, Elena, and Valerie. Valerie lived with Monica and Scott on Buffum Street in the River West neighborhood of Milwaukee in the early 70's. Aaron joined us during the meal.
I had the seafood enchilada. Shrimp, scallops, and other fish that do not have a recognizable shape.
Fine way to end the day.