Friday, April 10, 2020

Key West - Palms and flowers

Just a typical flowering plant along our morning walk
The best time to walk in Key West is in the early morning before the heat of the day. With the complete absence of crowds, it's easy to stay within the 6 ft rule when passing other people. Key West never gets as hot as central Florida but the full sun can heat you up in a hurry, even if the air temperature is only 80F.
It always amazes me how thin and tall the palms grow

So we walk on the shady side of the street and admire the plantings cultivated by the residents, including those on alleys. We have noticed a few more loiterers than in the past when the streets have been full of tourists. They've been fine, no one asks for handouts, they just seem to be enjoying the warm weather.

The contrast between the early morning walk and in the afternoon is rather stark. On the dock, we get a breeze but once inland, the breeze dies and the sun beats down. We usually turn on A/C around noon or so until we go to bed. We like the ports open for the night.

Another example along our walk
We continue to bide our time, waiting for a window to go north but we don't expect one until the middle of May at the earliest due to the virus. I guess there are worse places to be...


wjs said...

Bob, are you able to imbed video segments into your blog? I was thinking that it would be interesting to see a few minutes of Ann showing her painting skills, or maybe some shots of the fish and other creatures around your docks. Even Hoolie could become a star in some way.