Friday, March 19, 2010

Key Largo

We're back from our trip to Key Largo and we had a wonderful time, even though it wasn't as warm as we had hoped, with temperatures in the high 60's and low 70's which is about what's it's been here.    This is the place we stayed at Tarpon Flats Inn and Marina.  It's a small 4 room B & B which was just perfect.Our suite was on the top floor on the right and the view from there was spectacular.
This was the view from our deck, they had a small pool, but I'm strictly a hot weather swimmer and it wasn't nearly hot enough to swim.

At the back of the property there was a sandy beach with
 chairs, a hammock and room to chill out.  Mac would sit and play his guitar and I did a water color painting, the palm tree turned out fine, but I really have problems doing pine trees, and what in the world was a pine tree doing there anyway. a dolphin popped up, not ten feet from us, to see what we were doing

The first day we were there we went deep sea fishing on the boat to the left.  It was a five hour trip.  The fishing wasn't vevery good but we had a good time anyway.  We each caught one small fish not nearly as big as what we can catch in our backyard.  The wa
ter was beautiful though, you could see 30 or 40 feet down. 
Pelicans huddle up in the harbor waiting for leftovers to be thrown to them, we even had one ride the railing the last mile or two back to the dock.

The second day we took a glass bottom boat out to the coral reef and even though we had a slow rain most of the day the guide said it was the best viewing they'd had in 3 weeks because there was no wind and that makes for better viewing and it was cle
ar.  Saw angel fish, parrot fish, barracuda, stingray, and dozens I can't remember the name of.

Mac's Fish

This is like the Glass bottom boat we went on and just behind it the African Queen, somebody bought it from the movie studio (Humphey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn) and had it brought in.

                       The drive across the water to the Keys.

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