Monday, March 19, 2012

Key West Bight

It feels like summer, it looks like summer though it isn't yet officially even Spring.

It seems so carefree doesn't it? Hanging in the Key West harbor.

It's where people come and go and take day trips on the water.

I was checking out the equipment on the traveler's boats, like the classic wind generator on the back of this sail boat. It's the sort of tool travelers use on longer cruises, to enjoy the benefits of home made electricity.

The classic glowing teak stern rail marks the back of one of the classic square diggers that take tourists on sailing trips.

They don't just offer classic teak either, alcohol flows.

The front of the Appledore (the bowsprit to be technical) versus the stern of the Western Union in the distance.

The life of a paid sailor seems romantic to youngsters especially it seems to those raised far from the ocean in icy land bound states. They come to Key West in winter and sail to New England for summers.

They sell tickets on the boardwalk for the trips.

And park their Sportsters in front of "No Parking" signs.

It's where the visitors come for an afternoon stroll to check out the waterfront.

Key West Bight.

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great pictures. For a few minutes they took me away from the snow and ice here. 6" of snow on top of a couple inches of ice. Tomorrow will be over 40 degrees and then it will be a watery mess.

Bob from Livingston Montana

Garythetourist said...

It was just a tiny sliver but in the 5th photo I caught just a glimpse of a small part of the Galleon. Ahhhh, I was back "home" for a few seconds. It was good to see, even if it was just a sliver. By the way, did you ever check out sunset from the roof there? In the summer months the sunset is unobstructed by Sunset Key and the high vantage point offers fantastic views. The temps in Nashville have been in the 80's all week. Now, if we could just get an ocean up here....

Conchscooter said...

Only Montana has snow and only Montana is cold this spring. Everywhere else it's like key west.
The Galleon is still there gary and no I didn't know there was a sunset terrace open to the public. Hmm...

Rob said...

We actually just got a fresh dumping of snow here in San Diego and the rest of the California. Close to a foot of the stuff in our mountains, down to 2000ft. We had a couple months of beautiful weather before this most recent storm, but rain is good especially when the doom-n-gloomers are always warning of drought.

Len said...

So San Diego has taken our winter?

It's been as high as 87 and not lower than 75 for the last 10 days here in Wisconsin. As far as I'm concerned you can keep winter in California.

Conchscooter said...

Goodness, the world really is turned upside down.

Anonymous said...

Tis it is true (fab beast pic)