Here’s the little key deer. That palm was only about 3 feet tall, so the deer is tiny. When full grown, they only weigh between 50 and 70 pounds and are about 2 feet tall at the shoulder.
A close up of the picture below.
Another view of that missing span in the abandoned bridge. You can see the road in use on the right.
Bahia State Park was really pretty.
There’s the Overseas Highway (i.e. U.S. 1) in the background.
Here’s an example of a missing span on the abandoned bridge. You can see the pedestrians on the part that hooks to the island.
The beach was beautiful, but TONS of seaweed. You can kind of see the green water here.
Here’s me in my sun sleeves walking in the shallow water. It got to just over my knee before I got to the sand bar. You can see the sandbar behind me.
Bob zoomed in. I’m standing on the sand bar.
Me on the sand bar waaaaay out there. You can see the guy closer in is in water to his waist.
The water was a pretty green color. I wish my camera caught it better.
I took this from the pedestrian bridge. You can see the roadway on the far left, where it hits the island in the distance, and how it veers right over the next bridge and on to the next island.
Another view of the Overseas Highway. I took this from the pedestrian bridge.
This is the end of the pedestrian bridge. In the distance you can see the hump in the bridge which is where we were when I took the earlier picture. This is also where the powerlines cross the road and the poles move from the gulf side to the ocean side of the road.
Can a contrail cast a shadow? We weren’t sure what we were seeing. Any ideas?
Here’s Bob with part of the Overseas Highway behind him.
This guy was huge—easily 3 feet long.
See what I mean about shallow water? I took this from the pedestrian bridge. We could easily see the plants waiving with the current.
Here I’m standing on the pedestrian bridge. This is a picture of the actual roadway. I think that pipe is the source of fresh water for Key West. It takes 6 days for the water to make it from the mainland to Key West.
I snapped this pic as we drove by. Its an example of how the abandoned bridge that runs parallel to the Overseas Highway is falling apart. Here, a tree is actually growing out of the concrete.
Another exampel of the abandoned bridge. Here, birds have made themselves at home. This section of the bridge is inaccessible because sections on either side are missing.
See? The power lines are really annoying. Also, the water is a bright green color. Here it looks more blue, but it is not even remotely blue. Its pure green.
The water between the Keys is pretty shallow. Where we walked the bridges we could almost always see the bottom. The brown spots in the distance are even more shallow spots. Dang power lines!
I took this from the crest of the hill on the Seven Mile Bridge. You can see the abandoned bridge on the right.