|Don CeSar Resort|
In the morning we had 3 wakeup calls that were not requested. Then the Hotel had the cheek to charge 3 extra ‘taxes’, a resort fee and make us pay US$ 10 for parking. All in all a very disappointing start to our holiday!
With no plan in mind we headed on down towards Fort Myers, then after working out distances on the map, decided to fly down to Key West.
Cape Air fly between 3 to 6 flights a day from Southwest Florida International Airport to Key West. It took about on hour and flew over the Everglades.
|Space is so tight on Key West the graves are like flats!|
The key West Cemetery was fun! this is built on the highest point of the island and the graves are packed in tight here.
Eventually we hit Duval Street, with its bars and souvenir shops leading us to Mallory Square.
Mallory Square was packed with people watching the sunset, the street performers and the cruise ships leaving. we had a few drinks, some Key lime Pie and Conch Fritters then enjoyed the walk back to the hotel.
There is loads to do in Key West, Eco Tours such as Wild Dolphin and Snorkel trips. Kayaking, Catamaran Sailing, Deep Sea Fishing, Ghost Tours, Pub Crawls. The Trolley does a 90 minute tour where you can hop on and hop off at over 12 stops. There is a Duck Tour and it is easy to hire bikes and get about as its flat.
We also saw a tour to the Dry Tortugas National Park. you could go by Sea Plane or boat, unfortunately all the tours by Sea Plane had sold out, so early one morning we were up to get the Yankee Freedom to have a day trip to The Dry Tortugas National Park. http://www.yankeefreedom.com/
In Sarasota we visited The Ringling Museum Complex, this is an Art Museum and a Circus Museum. This is the 66 acre location where the Ringling Circus would come to in the winter months. The owner of the Circus, John Ringling built a house here in the 1920s, Ca d Zan. The house is built in gothic style, with its dock for the Ringling's private gondola, it is a reminder of the roaring 20s and very similar in style to the Du Pont Mansion in Cuba.