The Florida Keys are amazing! An assortment of islands dotted throughout the southern tip of Florida that serve as a tropical home for U.S. residents who want tropical weather, but dislike traveling abroad. I can’t believe I have been on this earth for over half a century and never visited until now.
The last few days I have been making my way southwest towards Key West passing through Key Largo, Plantation Key, Windley Key, Long Key, Duck Key…you get the picture, lots of keys, and each one has its own character and history.
On Thursday night I stayed in Plantation Key at the Conch On Inn. On Friday I was outdoors at the Long Key State Park. With two 20 mile days in I set myself up for a treat on Saturday! After a 10 mile morning I arrived at the Dolphin Research Center in Grassy Key. the Wisniewski clan had arranged for me to interact with some of the dolphins before heading to stay at their home in Marathon Key for the night. Erika Wisniewski has worked at the center for a number of years and was a fabulous host. I had a great time and learned a lot about dolphins.
On Sunday it was off to the Bahia Honda Key and another beautiful state park, but in order to get there I needed to cross the historic Seven Mile Bridge….which is exactly what the name implies…more on that in my next post.
Stephen “Forrest” Moyer 🙂