Key West, Florida
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Our day at Key West started off cool and very windy.  We met our tour guide at the dock at 8::45AM for the Kayak Nature tour we had booked.  There was another couple there but they wimped out.  So we had a personal tour guide for the morning.  Took a van ride through Key West with "Sue" pointing out some highlights of the area.  We then took a 2 person kayak and our kayak guide "Kelly" led us through the "back country" of Key West.  This waterway is protected from the ocean currants by the trees you see pictured.  They are a special species that can survive on salt water.  Many marine animals come to lay eggs or hatchlings so they can grow in the calmer water.  Saw several native birds, white egret, blue heron and one I cannot remember.  She also brought up a sea cucumber and star fish.  We also saw an iguana bucked up in a tree.  Really enjoyed the kayak tour even though there was little sun and minimal warmth.  

Ship at Dock  Kayak open water Ed in Kayak Susan in Kayak Kelly the Guide Roots  Brid
Blue Heron Egret Star Fish iguana 

The ship pulled away from the dock at about 4pm.  We noticed throughout the day that there was quite a "rock" to the ship.  Everyone walks down the halls like they've had one too many of those fruity cutie drinks.  We've gone out several times just to look at the waves in amazement.  I'm not feeling sick, but took a dramamine this evening just to be sure.
shopping at Key west key west dock pulling away

This was formal dinner night.  You'll see a picture of Ed and I all dressed up in our fancy duds.  Got our waiter to take a shot of our meal companions.  Lots of fun and food - now if we can just get some sunshine and warmth my  trip will be much more enjoyable.
all dressed up

Time for bed, hope these waves dont't knock me off!  Next stop, Cozumel Mexico.

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