The sun was setting over the Bahia Honda Rail Bridge

Once part of the East Coast Railway, it connected the Bahia Honda Key with the Spanish Harbor Key. A road was built on top of the railway, so it became part of the original Overseas Highway. Later, a new bridge was built replacing the old route, and the original one was abandoned. Two if its spans were removed leaving a gap to allow boats to go through and glorious sunsets be framed between them.  A perfect picture to take back to New York: an idyllic sunset looking west and a mini rainbow far away, east.

Bahia Honda Key, Florida

February 3rd, 2018

Life on Key West

Here we are, on the Southernmost Point of the Continental U.S. How an archipelago sitting between the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico can be considered ”Continental” is beyond me, but that’s what a concrete buoy-marker claims. It also claims that Cuba is just 90 miles away and that’s just about right (although, again, not exactly). And, after a closer look at the map, I doubt the ”southernmost” part too; some parts towards Fort Zachary Taylor at the tip of the island, seem to be more southern. Not that anyone cares for such details – life on Key West is an all day-long party; and that’s all that matters.

February 2nd, 2018

The Seven Mile Bridge

A lone fisherman. A truck. A bird. A tiny island. A bridge so long one can never see its other end. Frankly, I would drive back and forth on the Seven Mile Bridge, even if it went nowhere, just to grasp its enormity. But only in calm weather. I wouldn’t even think about crossing it during a storm. Now that must be a sight to behold!

February 2nd, 2018

Cape Florida Lighthouse || Key Biscayne

Time flies in a blink of an eye when you have fun, but we won’t go back to the cold yet. Not before we discovered the Keys, starting with the one closest to Miami, Key Biscayne. With Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park in the south end, a lovely beach and calm seas thanks to an offshore reef that keeps waves low and rip currents weak, and a beautifully restored lighthouse open to the public, Key Biscayne looks and feels like vacation – the ideal unwinding spot.  If ever we go back to Miami, this is where we will stay.

February 1st, 2018