Thursday, April 25, 2013

Cayo Hueso

24 April, 2013

The original Spanish name of idyllic Key West, Florida where we finally found the sun yesterday was Cayo Hueso.

As our prebooked kayaking tour was scheduled in the afternoon we were able to join the "Harry Truman tour" in the morning then grab a quick bite before our adventure. Key West is one of our favourite ports and we were thrilled that we could take full advantage of our time there. I felt sorry for the people on the Carnival Imagination that was also in Port; they only had a few hours to experience this lovely island.

Our pictures tell the story of our day.

Our lovely little Navigator (left) in port beside the Carnival Imagination
Beer at 9:00am for only $US2

Perhaps Key Lime Pie is a better breakfast option
White sand beaches
Swish hotels
Pretty timber houses come in all sizes

Only 90 miles from Cuba

The US Navy has a strange looking ship moored in the Harbour.

We weren't allowed to take pictures inside the Little White House
So that was our morning. We had reacquainted ourselves with the Key West area and learnt a lot about President Harry Truman during our visit to the Little White House.

We passed many vessels on our way to the island nature reserve for our kayaking adventure

Our Kayaking guide looking for a spot to drop anchor
Back seat driver 

The frontman is responsible for steering

"They only sting a little bit" says our kayaking guide

Still dry after an hour on the water
He drives this big boat better than he steers a kayak
Traditional Rum Punch after a successful ocean journey
Goodbye nature reserve  (left) that we circumnavigated in our kayaks

Our magical day ended with Dinner at The Captain's Table


  1. Jill it looks so idyllic and so relaxing, I bet you're not wanting it to end.

  2. What a glorious time you and Mr. G. had, Jill. From beginning to end - a fabulous trip, eh?!!


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