this vacation was much different from what I’ve done for the past eight or so years…I’ve not stayed at the ocean for two weeks, nor in a anything higher than the first floor, for that long…we generally rent a condo in Key West in a  complex which is only two stories, and always choose the ground floor.   Last year in Marco we rented a house, so being on the 5th floor was different…it was so awesome to sit on the deck and look around, watch the people, the water and the sky.   So much to see from one view point.   I do have to say I’m not a fan of highrises…but that was the only option if we wanted to be on the beach…

this is looking right/north off the balcony, it looks like a short walk, but in reality it is much longer than it appears…

this was our first day, a bit cooler for some, around 18c I think, but for us it was fabulous


this is looking left/south of our balcony…the beach ends there as  a rock formation which would make it difficult to walk on.

Photos weren’t taken on the same day as you can tell from the sky…


14 responses

  1. Heartafire

    as a native Floridian I have spent a lot of long week ends in Key West and in Marco. I love it down there. We generally stay at a condo in KW called 1800 Atlantic, it is beautiful, right off the ocean but not in olde town which is the best. I recall when there was just a few homes and the sea and a million shells on Marco prior to the
    boom, it is hard to even get to the beach now…one must find a walkway opn to the public if you are just visiting for the day.
    Wonderful photographs and text.

    February 18, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    • Thanks Heartafire…I’m envious you are a native Floridian… 😉 I’ve always felt I was born in the wrong location…way too far north!!! We have only stayed in Truman Annex when we visit Key West…central to everything and can walk almost anywhere…but I do know where 1800 Atlantic is…I love both Key West and Marco, even though they are completely different, they both draw me in! I was very happy staying in the condo this year as it gave me the opportunity to be right on the beach when ever I wanted, which I’d not had for many years…

      February 18, 2014 at 6:40 pm

  2. Wow…!! so beautiful and more importantly? warm! 🙂

    February 18, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    • lol…yes warm in the key word here!

      February 18, 2014 at 10:27 pm

  3. Ron Scubadiver

    Does this ever make me want to go someplace.

    February 18, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    • lol…I just returned and I want to go back!!! Seriously…

      February 19, 2014 at 3:43 am

      • Ron Scubadiver


        February 19, 2014 at 4:09 am

  4. I love the depth of the first picture. You can see so far into the distance. A beautiful picture!!

    February 18, 2014 at 11:21 pm

    • yes, it really is a long ways, we did walk to the curve and were surprised just how long it was…thanks Bernice.

      February 19, 2014 at 3:45 am

  5. Looks really heavenly with the white sand, and what a great view. 🙂

    February 19, 2014 at 3:26 am

    • it was wonderful…I didn’t realize how much I missed being on the ocean until this trip…plans are in the works to return to the beach for a couple of weeks, then on to Key West. Is it terrible to be thinking about it already??? 😉

      February 19, 2014 at 3:47 am

  6. That second picture is really nice. glad you had a good time.

    February 19, 2014 at 6:44 am

  7. I feel like i want to be there

    February 19, 2014 at 10:20 am

    • I just got home and I feel that way!!!

      February 19, 2014 at 2:13 pm

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