Winter in Key West

While folks to the north are shoveling out and looking for ways to keep warm, life is a bit more pleasant here to the south. As a first time visitor to Key West, I’m enjoying the climate and getting to know the town. It helps to have local friends as tour guides!

There may be other places with as much live music, but not much better if at all.  Add the history of this place and its unique culture, and every day offers new discoveries.  In no particular order, here’s a sampling of a few images – so far.

We are pretty far south….IMG_20131223_174724843

Looking west toward the Dry Tortugas.IMG_20140119_181513116

Really neat pocket parks.IMG_20140107_130742306_HDR

Headquarters of the Conch Republic.. IMG_20140117_092211796_HDR

Multiple live music venues – great music!

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…and Karaoke competition.IMG_20140121_201013815

and Chickens everywhere ….IMG_20131220_151418968

Race week is underway, with about 125 boats. Conditions were marginal on opening day – Monday – with winds barely over 5mph. Tuesday and though the week it looks like 15-30 for some exciting races.  See http://premiere-racing.com/QKWLive/  for pix and results.

2014 key west race week a 749January 20, 2014 Quantum Key West 2014 photographs by PhotoBoat.com

Heading to the Miami Boat Show February 12-17 to work for the Passport Yacht folks, then weighing anchor and wandering back north……..just not too fast.

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