The Florida Keys – Day 5

The Pelican – Key Largo, Florida

On our penultimate day in the Keys, we decided to move further back up the coast – both to get a head start for when we actually headed home, and also to see and experience new sights and eats. We left our wonderful suite at the Gulf View Waterfront Resort in Marathon, and switched it up for The Pelican cottages in Key Largo. Whoa. There was barely enough room for us to park, let alone with a long trailer and two kayaks. The cottages were perfectly fine, but the entire operation was extremely cramped and short on space all around. And it wasn’t just this place – all of the other rental places around us were equally cramped and short on real estate. However, they did have nice landscaping to make up for the lack of space.

Tropical blooms – Key Largo, Florida

As soon as we got checked in and settled, we worked to get out on the water. It was a challenge, but we got there eventually – and Cindy was able to see all sorts of new things underwater.

The underwater bounty – Key Largo, Florida

We had a great time out on the water, exploring amongst the mangroves and seeing completely new critters under the surface – but eventually the weather turned on us and we had to run for shore, due to a pop-up squall. Once we got the kayaks secured, we walked to the end of the resort driveway to one of the highest rated seafood eateries on Key Largo – Mrs. Mac’s Kitchen.

Dinner at Mrs. Mac’s – Key Largo, Florida

Mrs. Mac’s was everything the glowing reviews said it would be and then some. The food was absolutely superb. So much so that we ate every meal there during our stay in Key Largo. When we finally pushed ourselves away from the table, we strolled down to the end of the dock at the resort for one last photo of the day.

Last shot of the day – Key Largo, Florida

Photo info:
All photos taken with an Apple iPhone 5S
Video taken with a Sony waterproof digicam

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