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so pretty. we hope to do a keys trip sometime. but we are running out of time as our daughter is going to be a high school junior. stupid covid took away a lot of good travel time for us as a family.Just got back from the Keys (aka, the Florida Keys), posted one pic last week but I was basically offline otherwise and mostly offshore / in the water, in some capacity.
We drove the Tesla for the first time (have driven down ICE vehicles for decades), for anyone interested in how that worked out:
So much fun as always, it's just one of the most beautiful places, the water is glorious and if you're into diving, snorkeling, boating, having an amazing water experience, it's fantastic.
For those NITK, the Keys are a group of islands off the southern coast of Florida:
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Surrounded by amazing reefs, this is where John Pennekamp state park is located (specifically Key Largo), one of the more famous dive locations. We mostly don't go south of Islamorada and avoid Key West.
Got a super nice place, a private/VRBO condo on the ocean side, two big rooms so the little G had her own suite, balconies, and setup with nice boat parking/ramp/docks too. Super nice area, lots of trees, very natural, way off the road, so completely quiet at night.
Our sunrise from the bedroom balcony (better from the other, I'll have to get that pic from the wife):
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The Royal Poincianas (the tree with the bright red flowers) were in bloom, and all around the condo:
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The one pic I posted last week again:
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We rented a boat a nice 23' Seafox CC, ran around the close reef spots, one stop that's always a must is the Alligator Reef lighthouse (above), since it was a weekday and not lobster season, nice and quiet. Anchored and hung out for a long while, some interesting fish, a few curious barracuda and a bunch of sea turtles that kept swimming right up to us.
That water is around 10' deep or so and and that clear, it's glorious. We had some great weather, a little cooler than expected for June (which was terrific). Ran out to Cheeca Rocks, very close, knocked around the bay side for a bit in the evening, that's the NW side of the islands, you see all sorts of interesting things, different critters (manatees, dolphins):
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... an occasional boat eaten by the ferocious mangroves and being claimed by an osprey
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I'll post up a few more later ...
We are headed back for Christmas, already reserved the condo, while we love NYC around that time, the travel/cold/packing in winter is just a bit tough, our NYC trips are now scheduled for Spring and Fall