7 Mile Bridge
No, we didn’t hike 7-miles. More like 3, out and back on a defunct section of the old bridge, now used as a fishing pier. This was one of the only places we could get out for a long loose walk in the Keys. Rule of the Roadtrip #2 is take a long walk somewhere new everyday. My dogs are consummate road trip professionals, as long as they get at least one good walk a day. A tired dog is a good dog! And what’s good for them is also good for me…
The old 7-Mile Bridge on the left, the new bridge on the right
Little Stormy Key. What’s that white cross in the water? I assume an old structure related to the bridge, but your guess is as good as mine.
Self-Portrait, 7-Mile Bridge Walk
The End of the Line. These bridges have appeared in several movies, including True Lies, one of the Fast & Furious movies, License to Kill and Up Close & Personal.
Drew & Odin at the End of the Line
On to Key West! For more about off leash training, read my previous post Hiking With Dogs.
Mary Caperton Morton is a freelance science and travel writer with degrees in biology and geology and a master’s in science writing. A regular contributor to EARTH magazine, where her favorite beat is the Travels in Geology column, she has also written for the anthologies Best Women's Travel Writing 2010 and Best Travel Writing 2011. Mary is currently based in western Colorado. When she’s not at the computer she can usually be found outside -- hiking, skiing, climbing mountains and taking photographs. Visit her website at www.marycapertonmorton.com.
The White Cross in your pic is known as a “wheel ditch.” It is 2 scars in the vegetation of shallow areas caused by someone running an outboard engine in shallow water. The keys are covered in them. If you look at the shallow areas on the gulf side of the keys using google maps, you can see zillions of them. Love your blog.
p.s. There is a small dog friendly beach in KW next to Louise’s Backyard restaurant.
Love your pictures, the last water/sky shot is my favourite [well, along with the second last dog shot. Who knew my Henry had a short hair Doppelgänger!!!??? ^_^] and I always like a good film reference – the camp site I’ve just chosen for next weekend was apparently used as the Chinese village in Tomb Raider 2 [see, and if I hadn’t just read your post I wouldn’t have been able to share my newly found fact with anyone so thank you for that, ha!]
Until next time,
Babs from North Wales ^_^
Very nice pictures 🙂