My son Steve and I had the chance to spend a few days together in the Florida Keys. We fished offshore from Key Largo, and then we hung out in Key West enjoying lots of live music. This blog post is just a few photos from our adventure.
We stayed at a marina in Key Largo and spent a day fishing on one of the charter boats. It turned out to be a rough and windy day, and the sailfish didn't cooperate. But we got 4 big barracuda and a number of mutton snapper and mangrove snapper. We gave away the barracuda and took the snapper to a local restaurant where we had them cooked for us for dinner.
|Two of the four Barracuda we caught|
|View from our hotel room in Key West|
|Cigars on Duval Street|
|Check out the dollars stapled up at Willie T's|
|Live music at Wille T's|
|Blue Heaven in a quirky little outdoor cafe|
|Live music at Blue Heaven|
|Roosters walking around at Blue Heaven|
Always ready to spend some time on the water, we picked one of the tall ships for an afternoon sail. On my last visit we sailed on the America 2.0, a replica of an America's Cup racer from the past. This time, I picked the "pirate ship" Jolly Rover. It was a two hour sail complete with simulated cannon fire on another of the sailing ships. I helped raise sails and took a long turn at the wheel. The crew was friendly and a lot of fun and Captain Rio (they all swear it's his real name) posed for a selfie with me on my way out.
|We sailed on the Jolly Rover|
|At the wheel of the Jolly Rover|
|Selfie with Captain Rio of the Jolly Rover|
|At the Southernmost Point in Key West|
|Street performer at Mallory Square|
|Sunset at Mallory Square|
I really love the Florida Keys and will be back again soon!
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