Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Back to Miami

Our night on Key West and the Havana Cubana was restful. We hit the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center and learned about the local ecology. After that, we drove back towards the mainland. We stopped at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park on Key Largo and booked a snorkel boat tour--the last one of the day. The boat took us out to the reef about 10 miles off-shore. Once there we jumped in and swam around for a while. We saw a spotted eagle ray (probably the highlight of the trip) and a lot of other beautiful reef fish. We also saw the Christ of the Abyss statue.

We finished our drive back to Rachel's house and then met Shubham and Emily at Taco Craft. Good the catch up with them. Also, the margaritas and tacos there were very good. I particularly liked the "Exotic Shroom" taco. Our late snorkel boat pushed everything back and it's really late now. Here are a few pictures from the day. A cruise ship docked overnight at Key West:
 We had lunch at a small restaurant called "The Wooden Spoon" on Marathon Key:
 Here we are on the snorkel boat:
 Some of the miles and miles of mangroves along the coast of Key Largo:
 More mangroves:
 From left to right, Albert, Laura, Emily, Shubham, Rachel at Taco Craft.