Sunday began with an omelet prepared by Scott's eldest, my nephew, Arlo.
I contributed salmon spread from Cedar Key as Ashley joined us. Arlo nicely copied a few pages out of my Florida Keys Paddling Guide (a gift from his mother) and I was on my way. Stopped at We Cycle to pick up my bike. It was not ready. On to Summerland Key. I had been here Saturday, looking for the bridge to Wahoo Key.
I now knew the bridge was on the other side of this U.S. Fish and Wildlife sign
Hurricanes have taken out a part of the bridge At low tide, you can walk to it from the shore, and climb on.
Adaptation. No trees, so ospreys built a nest on a low mangrove
Landed at 12:25. One ray, one blackbird. May be the least wildlife I have ever seen while kayaking. Perhaps it was in mourning
Bahia Honda bridge
The journey back to Key West to get the bike made be decide not to kayak again on the way home.
I did stop to bike the old Seven Mile Bridge.
Can't go 7 miles on the old bridge. Just over 2.
I ran across the new bridge in 1997.
47 146 DAVID CANNON M 37 WINTER PARK FL 51:24 7:34
47 of 155 in the 34-39 age group. I was above average in those days. Which always amazed me, as I have no athletic skill or coordination.
North of Key Largo is a section of U.S. 1 known as, "The 18 Mile Stretch". Back on the mainland, often congested and slow. There is an alternate route, via Card Sound Road. Longer distance, but usually faster. Usually. Traffic was crawling.
I asked the booth guy, "Accident, or heavy traffic" " Heavy traffic" No SunPass, all vehicles have to stop and pay a buck. That slows things down.