Leaving the maze of Miami we finally find the bridge heading out to Key West, just as a thunder storm is brewing.
We had headed off early so once the weather had brightened up we stopped for breakfast along the way in this typically American diner. The heat and the humidity outside was amazing.
We stayed at the Key Lime Inn, Key West, and had a bungalow style room on the corner of the swimming pool; very nice inside and out, convenient for Duval Street and everything it has to offer.
The following day we decided to walk to Ernest Hemingway's House, which was built in 1851 in the Spanish Colonial style. The heat and humidity were almost unbearable, even though it was only a short walk.
In the 1930's Hemingway spent his winters here and continued to visit Key West in the 40's and 50's until his death in 1961.
One original thing that is still here are the descendants of his cats and an odd thing is the cats have six toes, whereas most have five.
We went on this trip in September and the heat and humidity were very difficult to cope with. If we were to go again we would probably choose to visit between March and May when the humidity is far less. To be honest, having seen Key West once I think that's more than enough as far as I'm concerned.
Born in Chiswick West London, grew up in Royal Berkshire, currently living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands