britfrog 180 Posted April 5, 2015 Report Share Posted April 5, 2015 when i was a kid in the 60's a walk down Flagler st was akin to a visit to Disney land, I loved Miami !!! it was so,alive, then as it was populated by the Cuban immigrants and it lost its thrall sadly but Collins avenue and the hotels on Miami Beach still had class. and here we are cruising down Miami beach with star island in the background. This is Government Cut where the Miami - Nassau powerboat race used to start it is the entry to the Port of Miami with Fisher Island This is Dodge Island, where as a teenager and second engineer on cargo ship on which I worked would moor up and load a mixed cargo to go to all points in the Caribbean. This is part of Virginia Key and the Rickenbacker Causeway with the Miami Seaquarium under the wing This is where my Father worked as a boat designer after he retired from flying, the buildings were originally the home for the Pan Am clipper service to the Caribbean (by air boats of course) and next door is the dinner key auditorium where i saw the Broadway cast of HAIR !! very risky in those days , all in the nuddy. leery grins from this young lad at the time. Homestead Raceway was not there in those days the airbase nearbye was though. and this is the first stop on the overseas highway,-- Key Largo,, remember the song? this is where you can regularlt see Manatees Marathon airport All of these islands and houses are never more than 6 feet above sea level so when a hurricane strikes there can be devastation as a storm surge can be up to 12 feet or more Finally getting near the end of our journey , the Naval Air Station of Key west Late downwind for Key West International and the lighthouse underneath Long final for the airport passing over a large cruise ship , the small dock near the bow of the cruise ship is where i last stepped foot on key west Well lots of pics a few out of order no doubt but I hope you enjoyed my visit and my home made scenery and just a little reminder of the stock scenery 2 Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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