Clouds, Surf And A Sunset , An Afternoon In Key Largo.
On my Wednesday afternoon in Key Largo during my recent visit, after a morning hike, and a long zoom meeting I took a ride to the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.
Located a few miles north of my resort this is one of the first coral reef underwater parks in the Nation. There are over 70 square miles of coral reef in the park. There are also tow small beaches and a couple short hiking trails in the park.
I walked to Cannon beach on the mostly sunny, warm and humid afternoon. Cumulus clouds drifted in the blue skies. There were a lot of folks enjoying the small sandy beach, The beach has cannons retrieved from shipwrecks of the Spanish gold fleet in the early 1700’s.
It is a short half mile trail that ends in a old key lime, orange and lemon grove, one of the first citrus fruit farms on Key Largo. I had hoped to see some migrating songs birds that are often found in the grove but I think they were avoiding the afternoon Florida heat.
It was now late afternoon in Key Largo when I ended my my short visit to the John Pennekamp Coral Reef Park. I returned to my resort just in time to watch another sub-tropical sunset over the Florida Bay.
The almost full moon rose in the eastern sky as I headed to pick up my dinner as another lovely day in the Florida Keys ended. Here is a link to a gallery with more photographs from my afternoon in Key Largo. Florida Day Eight: John Pennekamp and sunset February 24 2021.
“At the beach, life is different. Time doesn’t move hour to hour but mood to moment. We live by the currents, plan by the tides and follow the sun.” – Sandy Gingras