I don’t want to delve into local issues – I’m not an expert, I don’t live in Key West all the time and that’s not what this blog is about.
And I don’t want to start the debate here whether Key West is getting better or worse - even though I had a lot of interesting conversations about this issue, as usual, this visit.
However, I will comment on the plan to widen the main ship route into the main harbor to allow for even large cruise ships. Did I hear that right? Even LARGER cruise ships?
Here's my snap of the Majesty of the Seas, tied up in KW harbor, a regular visitor. And below it leaving port so you can see it's massive size.
What is there small about our current cruise liner visitors? - why would we want it any bigger?
Ok, rant over - I hope sense prevails in the decision making process - and paying $5m to make an assessment of whether to widen the channel.... don't get me started!...
On the getting worse vs getting better matter, I was sad to see some business close since I was last here. I'll post the images in the next few days, below...
[closed KW business - images coming soon]