The city of Key West has decided, according to the Citizen newspaper, to promote the waterfront around Key West Bight as a tourist destination. The paper says the current hodge podge of signage is to be smartened up and unified into one theme:One has to expect that Lazy Way Lane, a one way street to the surprise of tourist pedestrians not expecting to meet a Triumph Bonneville along it's length, is worth preserving and promoting:
I was surprised to see the monument free of bums, though perhaps its early in the winter season for the onslaught of professional outdoor residents:
I never really thought of this area as the ideal place to walk dogs but I am not one to argue:
Conch Republic seafood, which I know a bit and like a bit:
And The Commodore which I have never been to though I have a hankering to check it out. It's a place with some history though my interest is much more geographic; I'd like to check out the views:
I miss Martha's, an old fashioned steak house on South Roosevelt, and The Commodore reminds me of that sort of place, a grown up restaurant where our parents might have gone for a night out. I'm afraid if I do go to check it, with all its wooden facade and waterfront windows, I shall be disappointed, so I walk by and fantasize. Or I could check out Alonzo and Berlin's Marina and restaurants:
My wife loves to eat at Alonzo's where there are excellent deals on seafood appetizers for happy hour and when I'm not driving I like their Mojitos (rum, soda water, sugar and mint leaves), and as we are becoming creatures of habit this is where we go when we are at the Bight... Alonzo's and Berlin's are two restaurants and they sorted out the first marina in the bight after World War Two according to a wall plaque down there. In any event they've been around forever and they dominate the end of Front Street. I expect one day we'll find our way upstairs and I shall finally get a waterfront seat at a restaurant at the mythical Berlin's. Photos to follow I hope! This is also one of those places to come if one wants to charter a fishing boat, a clean fishing boat!Handling a cold water hose in that weather needs dedication, in my opinion. By the time I walked back to the Bonneville at Schooner Wharf the sun was warming things up a bit and the bar was open to the landward side, away from the breeze:Warm enough for some to wear t-shirts. This is sweatshirt weather for me, despite the sun.I was lucky there was sun as I have but two sweat shirts in my closet and I need them both on a cloudy winter day.