Key West

Discussion in 'The Bench' started by stellar, Jun 8, 2019.

  1. yachtsmanbill

    yachtsmanbill Well-Known Member

    ONLY Key Limes; any thing else is imitation! ws
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  2. stellar

    stellar Well-Known Member

    Can you swim to the reef or is a boat needed?
  3. yachtsmanbill

    yachtsmanbill Well-Known Member

  4. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    We went to Hemmingway's house in Cuba. His fishing boat is still there along with his gear and typewriter.

    We also went to his apartment in Havana where he another typewriter. It still has fishing rods in a rack. I recall that they are made from wood but I would need to look back at some pictures we took to be sure.

    The apartment was near a bar that he frequented. We went there and hung out in his favorite seat.
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  5. John Codman

    John Codman Platinum Level Contributor

    And now we can't...
  6. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    I believe that you can still go by air. Even 10 years ago you could go by Delta air charter with State Department approval. We left from Miami International. But, back then you were prohibited from secretly going to Cuba via another country, such as Mexico. A ship that flys another country’s flag is another country.

    We loved the trip. We felt very safe. We stayed at Hotel International. We tried to stay in Lucky Luciano’s old room but it was taken.
  7. dynaflow

    dynaflow shiftless...

    ...mostly cruises plus some others. You can still go under certain circumstances. Not touching foreign ships, ban is on US citizens...
  8. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    The wild chickens having sex on the sidewalks and running under your tables at outdoor restaurants are a hoot. Don’t feed them. All the Bums ask for 27 cents or 11 cents or something. And man there are a ton of them. I guess I would rather be a bum in Key West than Boston or Nee York. It’s pretty weird.
  9. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    Don’t forget to watch the sunset down at the waters edge. Everyone cheers. Pretty amusing.
  10. stump puller455

    stump puller455 1970 GS 455

    FT JEFFERSON BY SEAPLANE and the biplane tour are awesome
  11. stump puller455

    stump puller455 1970 GS 455

    best fish sandwich BO,S FISH SHACK
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  12. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member
  13. TABuickMike

    TABuickMike Michael Tomaszewski Jr

    I went to a friends wedding there. The funnest thing we did by far was renting scooters for the day and riding around the island. I would go back to Key West just to do that.
  14. cobravii

    cobravii Well-Known Member

    Key lime pie margaritas on the roof top of the turtle bar at the marina as you watch the sun set.
    oh! and fresh oysters :)
  15. sriley531

    sriley531 Big green hunk of $#*^....

    I feel like that's something I need in my life. :cool: Sounds delicious!
  16. cobravii

    cobravii Well-Known Member

    I liked 'em so much I now make them at home!!
  17. TomGS72

    TomGS72 Silver Level contributor

    We did a snorkel trip from Robbie's in Islamorada. If you go there, be sure to feed the large tarpon fish by hand. That was a cool and memorable experience.

    Google 'Robbie's Islamorada feed fish'. The teenagers will love that as well.

    Sloppy Joe's is a must.

    The boardwalk/pier is cool to people watch.

    Southern most point marker is cool.
  18. 72gs4spd

    72gs4spd Well-Known Member

    Taken last year in Key West

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