Thursday, April 11, 2013


Conch (konk) - a person born on the island.

A few days ago, I received an email from one of my loyal followers. In my reply, I apologized for not posting much lately. My excuse, was that I had not done anything worthy of reading. It was brought to my attention, "Your daily routine is different than any one else so tell us about your day. We will all be happy to read it."

I realize many people here, we start to take things for granted. So, l will show you Key West, Florida. I live on the Atlantic side of the island, and while standing on my balcony, I can see the water. The island is small, and parking is a problem. Many, like me, use a bike or scooter for transportation. My ride to work, is along a bike path next to the water and the beaches.
Along my way to work.

Spring Break in Key West lasts longer than one week... more like 6 weeks! It is starting to wind down, but while riding past the beach, I still smell the intoxicating aroma of sun tan oil. Today, I stopped at the Snack Shack and had a Crab Cake Sandwich.  It was very good!

My new T-shirt.
This past weekend was the kick-off of the KEY WEST FISHING TOURNAMENT. I was invited to attend the Captain's Meeting, and then the Awards Ceremony. It was a new experience for me, and I came away with a new long sleeved T-shirt and a few new friends. Fishing is a big thing here, and I am looking forward to the day of fishing I have been promised. I'm excited about it. I was asked, "What is the biggest fish you have ever caught?" My response, "About 4 pounds." He just grinned real big. I took that to mean, we could possibly catch something much bigger.

Nice bike path along the Atlantic side.
My job. How many places let you go to work: no make-up, shorts, tank top or T-shirt and flip flops? This is the common attire in Key West, and I love it.

As you know, I ride my bike everywhere. The island is not very big, but the miles I ride each day add up. To work and back is 9 miles. If I work a split shift, that number doubles. Sunday, I rode a total of about 13 miles. I have noticed that my endurance is much better now, and my legs are so much stronger and leaner. By summer's end, I might be a size or two smaller!

1 comment:

  1. I loved reading this post. I've always wanted to visit Key West, so tagging along with you and seeing the sights that the resident, rather than the tourist sees is wonderful. My the way, a fresh crab cake sandwich . . . Yum!!!
    Smooth Sailing, Connie :)