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Nov 25, 2012 - Day 133 - Bahia Hondo Key State Park, Florida

This is a place postcard pictures are taken. Beautiful beaches, blue and green oceans, palm trees, and sunshine. Garry and I tore ourselves away and went into Big Pine Key to see the Key Deer Refuge. There is a variety of deer here unique to the world, a small white-tailed deer about as tall as a large dog. We drove through the park and saw a few. We also stopped at a nature tail called The Blue Hole. This is a fresh water pond filled with birds, fish, turtles and at least one alligator. It is a beautiful place. After a pizza lunch and...

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Nov 24, 2012 - Day 132 - to Bahia Honda State Park, Florida

We headed back along the keys about one-third of the way to a major snorkeling area. We stopped at the Bahia Honda State Park just to see if we could get in as the website said it was full. We got lucky and were able to get a site for three nights. There are several swimming, snorkeling areas, and kayak rentals here too. We sat on the beach all afternoon, Garry wore himself out snorkeling and I am actually starting to get my tan back. The views here are fabulous. Check out the pictures Garry took of the sunset while I was making supper.

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Dec 20, 2011 - Our last day in Paradise for a little while

Well this is our last day on the FL Keys. We have had a wonderful time. The weather is absolutely gorgeous and we are outdoors all of the time. We went to Key West while we were here. There is so much history. I always thought of Key West as a little beach town but in the 1800 & 1900's it was the richest city per capita in the US. They made all of their money by salvaging the wrecks on the reef. I didn't realize but at one time everything that went up the Mississippi came around the FL Keys. With no channel markers, no lighthouse, and a...

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Dec 13, 2011 - Paradise at last

Okay, I have found where I want to live for the rest of my life. This place is the closest to Paradise that you can get in the continental USA. The air temp is in the high 70s to low 80s. There is always a sea breeze. The water temp is 75 and it is crystal clear. The sky is blue and the beaches go on forever. I think that snowmen made of sand are wonderful. I can go Christmas shopping in shorts. We are about 30 milesnorth of Key West. We went to Key West the other day. I have a lot of pictures but they are still in the camera. I'll...

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May 13, 2010 - "On the blue waters of the Keys"

This was our Sea Rays first trip to the Keys. Unlike the Zodiac that traveled with us before, the size of the 19' Sea Ray was a joy to have this year. Bob towed the boat with the motor home, and I drove the Jeep the entire trip south. Our plan was to find a secure area to leave the boat for the upcoming visits. Bob decided that we needed a GPS with local charts for water depths, and also a new ship to shore radio. Both were installed prior to leaving Michigan. The GPS was definitely a pleasure and, a necessary item to have aboard while...

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Apr 27, 2010 - Bahia Honda Key...our favorite! MM37

Bahia Honda is definitely our favorite Key! This is our 4th trip back, and still are enjoying the fishing, swimming, snorkeling, plus all of the marine life we experience while visiting here. This year, we spent the majority of our two months, nosed up to the waters of the Gulf and the Atlantic! A small bit of interesting info on this particular Key! Bahia Honda (meaning deep bay, in Spanish, locally pronounced: BAY-ah HON-da [báya hónda], also pronounced (in Spanish): Bah-EE-ah OWN-dah [baía ónda]), is an island in the lower Florida...

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Apr 3, 2010 - Last days at Bahia Honda

We are now home. Due to a lack of Internet connections and our travel schedule, I was unable to update the journal as often or as timely as I had hoped. We enjoyed our last days at Bahia Honda, even though we both had colds. I went out fishing with our campground neighbor, Greg, two days in his boat around the BH bridge and channel. This is the deepest channel crossing from the Atlantic to the Gulf and therefore a lot of fish, including the big ones, use it. We caught mangrove snapper, grunt, porgies, yellowtail snapper, cero mackerel, etc....

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Mar 23, 2010 - Second (and last) week at Bahia Honda!

Monday March 22 We’ve had a great week. The weather has been very good. We normally have lows in the low 60s and daytime highs in the low to mid 70s. It was 82 yesterday and in the low 80s a few other days. It has been mostly sunny skies with occasional clouds. We had rain overnight, including a T-storm and sprinkles this morning. Our friends, Don and Carol, arrived Wednesday afternoon. We had a great time with them, doing the St Patty’s Day corned beef dinner at Key Colony Inn, a trip to No Name Pub, Boondocks and two trips into Key West...

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Mar 14, 2010 - Moving!

Sunday March 14 Hi there - we're still here. The weather, for the most part, has been delightful. It got a little too hot for a few days but it has cooled off a bit and today is great. We are moving to Bahia Honda State Park today and will be there for two weeks. We have enjoyed our stay here at Lazy Lakes and will consider returning here next year. Our very good friends, Don and Carol, will be joining us for several days starting mid-week. We are looking forward to their visit (their first time in the Keys). Trailer troubles continue. The...

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Oct 16, 2009 - Bahia Honda State Park

We got up early to drive back up the Keys to go snorkeling at Bahia Honda State Park. We left the RV at 8:15 AM and arrived at the state park at 9:15 AM. We rented a diver's flag (required if you snorkel outside the designated swimming area) and set up our chairs under a nice shaded, covered picnic area by the water. It wasn't crowded this early and having the shade was a real plus (another 90 degree day). Our truck was parked nearby, so it was easy to carry our gear to the picnic area. We went in the water and it was lovely - warm and...

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Feb 26, 2009 - Feb. 26th through March 4th...Bahia Honda, Florida

The temps were in the mid 70's during our first few days in Bahia; dipping down to the low 60's at night; windy, very windy. We enjoyed the views, soaked up the sun, and enjoyed some great Keys cuisine. Every day was laid back, as is very normal here; loving the fact that we were out of the snow and so lucky to be here! We took a drive to Key West on March 1st; looked at some awesome new boats and stood in the midst of a quick and sudden cold front that came upon shore around 4:00 that afternoon. Stopped for a cocktail around five o'clock...

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Mar 14, 2008 - Bahia Honda State Park

Bahia Honda State Park is a really nice park. We spent most of the day on the beach. Spencer and Randy did a little snorkeling. Spencer also made a new friend (he is good at that) named Markus who is from Denmark. Markus's mother told us how nice it was that Spencer came to see if Markus could play, because Markus is terribly shy. The two of them had a wonderful time playing football and snorkeling. There was an unexpected guest at our campsite, a manatee swam into the harbor. Spencer was able to get in the water with it and she swam over...

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