Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Hidden Big Pine Key

If you go from Pensacola to Miami you have pretty much covered the peninsula all 700 miles of it. Except here we are on a secret subdivision of Big Pine Key.

Big Pine is the second largest key in the chain of islands, much smaller than Key Largo, but it has plenty of pine forest to hide homes in.

These back streets are as quiet as you could want even in winter and I enjoy walking my dog here.

She gets to s off the urban streets, even if the economic downturn has emptied quite a few homes.

It's bee warming up and Cheyenne isn't too excited about that so she tends to take cover under the palmettos when she needs a break.

I watched for children and saw none.

I have mixed feelings about living out here. The peace and quiet is nice.

Its a long way from a job in Key West, an hour and a quarter at least.

And the turquoise waters of the Keys are far too far away. This is rural living.

The locals worry about trespassing as though hordes of visitors are constantly tromping through the landscaping.

Cheyenne and I don't really constitute a horde. We seek out strange places for our walks together. I never meet other dog walkers here in the middle of the day.

They say the seawater temperature is close to 90 already so hurricanes will be active somewhere in the Atlantic this summer.

It's hot enough already I wouldn't be surprised if it wasn't South Florida's turn again this summer.

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