I advocate stopping to check out the views as one drives up the Overseas Highway, so I took my own advice.
In the photo above you can see the water main installed with the new highway in 1982. It's the pipe that supplies water from the South Florida aquifer to the islands. Most weekends this quiet spots near the water are filled with anglers, visitors from the mainland enjoying their fishing far from the big cities.
The waters are shallow and still relatively clear though the clarity has been reduced by the years of pollution washing through these islands.
It is an unfortunate fact of life that lots of people prefer not to stop and actually get out of their vehicles but instead slow down to an aggravatingly slow speed on the bridges to take their photographs. It is a reminder of the unusual nature of the highway that went to sea for those of us that live here, but I do wish they would stop, get out and do their photography as one should.
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