The Florida Keys, Part 1: The Beaches

I decided to keep going south next and, after overnighting south of Miami, I ultimately choose to go to the Keys. Let’s just say, wow. Eighty-five degrees, warm sun, picture-perfect beaches, clear waters, stunning sunsets and sunrises… it was like the Caribbean. I admit I spent many, many hours lounging on the beach reading and nothing else. But I also did a fair amount of walking around, and enjoyed the spectacular sunrises and sunsets as well.

Old pier seen from Higgs Beach, Key West, Florida

Old pier seen from Higgs Beach, Key West, Florida

Rocks underwater seen from AIDS Memorial Pier, Key West, Florida

Rocks underwater seen from AIDS Memorial Pier, Key West, Florida

Bird over the water, Key West, Florida

Bird over the water, Key West, Florida

Sunset, Key West, Florida

Sunset, Key West, Florida

Sunset reflecting off the surf, Mathers Beach, Key West, Florida

Sunset reflecting off the surf, Mathers Beach, Key West, Florida

Last colors of the day, Mathers Beach, Key West, Florida

Last colors of the day, Mathers Beach, Key West, Florida

Sunrise, Mathers Beach, Key West, Florida

Sunrise, Mathers Beach, Key West, Florida

Me at Higgs Beach, Key West, Florida

Me at Higgs Beach, Key West, Florida