We were very unlucky with the weather in South Beach but even so, I do not think it is a great holiday destination for us. It is perfect if you want to spend your days lying on a beach and your nights drinking and clubbing. There is not much to do though for a family. I am glad I saw it but I probably wouldn’t return. I much preferred Coral Gables.
Breakfast looks like lunch but we were clearing out the fridge and I hate throwing away good food. I have been looking for broccoli sprouts for a long time, since I read about how amazing they are for you. This little tub kept on giving and never seemed any emptier.
They joined 2 slices of multi grain bread, some mashed avocado, a plum tomato, 1 slice of ham and some Swiss cheese. It was very tasty.
We packed up, hired a car and set off.
Farewell wet and windy Miami.
Hello, er……. wet and windy Florida Keys!
The drive down through the keys was lovely. They are often so narrow you can see sea on both sides.
The sea is a milky colour – we are not sure if that is because of the hurricane or if it is always like that. We saw lots of Pelicans, Ospreys and a Kingfisher.
We stopped for lunch at a place offering a famous fish sandwich. Hmmmmmmm.
The menu said it was a “Dolphin” sandwich which we didn’t want to eat. But they don’t mean the dolphin we know but a fish called Mahi Mahi. The fish was good, but the coleslaw, processed cheese (one of my pet hates) and sliced bread scored nil points.
The vats of soda were unnecessarily large but appreciated by some.
As this is our first day in the Keys we had Key Lime Pie.
This restaurant/cafe was comical for all the wrong reasons. It was ok but we won’t be rushing back.
We arrived at our resort and the check in was very slick and efficient. Before we knew it, we were out by the saltwater lagoon.
I think we are going to enjoy being here very much. They have a dolphin research facility so there are dolphins in a lagoon at the hotel.
We haven’t explored much yet. A long walk was planned around Duck Key, where we are staying, but the sky turned black and it poured with rain.
So we are relaxing in our comfortable hotel room, snacking on apples and nuts and drinking rum and Diet Coke. The forecast for tomorrow is much better so we are optimistic about a day in and beside the water.